Meeting Doomsday: How Asana Won Back 3,000 Hours (with Rebecca Hinds, the Head of The Work Innovation Lab by Asana)

Future Work by Daan van Rossum

Episode notes

Rebecca Hinds is a Stanford PhD who heads The Work Innovation Lab by Asana. Her research and insights have appeared in publications including Harvard Business Review, New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, etc.

In this interview, Rebecca shares:

1. Neuroscience and AI: People have always been afraid of technology and innovation, and neuroscience shows us that people avoid what they fear, and AI is triggering our fear of the unknown, of being replaced.

2. Three Gaps for Organizational Adoption of AI: there are three big gaps between how executives and individual Contributors view the technology:

  • Optimism Gap: Executives see the promise and potential of AI more than Individual Contributors do.
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