Award-winning technology reporter and co-author of Out of Office
About Charlie Warzel
Charlie Warzel is an award-winning journalist who takes a detailed look at the intersection of technology and culture. Warzel delivers current, powerful talks about the constantly changing tide of technology, the concerning increase in online disinformation, and the future of work for workers and employers alike.
In Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home, Warzel and his co-author, Anne Helen Petersen, use groundbreaking reporting and the authors’ own experiences to show how workers and employers across the country and the world are finding new ways of working in more productive, sustainable, and happy ways. Warzel and Petersen emphasize the importance of taking what we have learned from working during the pandemic and using it to create long-term benefits for workers and employers. As the authors make clear, there is another, more sustainable path forward for work that goes beyond long commutes and packed schedules. Combining key research with compelling and often hilarious personal stories of the co-authors’ (and partners’) own lives, Out of Office aims to reshape our entire relationship to work and cultivate a work-life balance that improves our lives and communities.
Recently, Warzel started a newsletter called Galaxy Brain, which analyzes technology, media, and culture. Previously, he was a writer-at-large for the New York Times Opinion page. Warzel was the lead writer of the Times’ Privacy Project and co-author of ‘One Nation Tracked,’ a seven-part investigative series on smartphone location tracking, for which he was named a finalist for the 2020 Livingston Award for National Reporting. Before the Times, he was a senior technology writer at BuzzFeed News, covering technology’s biggest platforms, disinformation, and information warfare. He was the recipient of a 2019 Mirror Award for his reporting on Facebook’s privacy struggles. Warzel has appeared on various news shows to discuss his reporting, including CNBC and PBS NewsHour. He lives in Missoula, Montana.
Praise for Charlie Warzel
Praise for Out of Office
If you believe there’s a better way to live than refreshing your work email until you close your eyes at night, you’ll appreciate this deep dive into how workers relate to the office.— —Angela Haupt, Washington Post
Based on a historical review of workforce expectations, journalists Warzel and Petersen focus on four key areas for strategic change to improve working conditions, employee satisfaction, and wellness… Prior to the pandemic, worker burnout, transience, and dissatisfaction were culminating in a call for change. The pandemic and remote-work chaos heightened awareness of the need for change, the returnto work now occurring provides the opportunity, and this book provides a roadmap.— Booklist
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Out of Office
“This book will challenge you to rethink what it takes to make remote work work—not just for companies, but for people. With lucid writing, provocative examples, and refreshing candor, Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen highlight what too many workplaces are doing wrong—and how we can start getting it right.”—Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife