Here’s why Netflix CEO and Founder Reed Hastings doesn’t have an office

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is a billionaire but he doesn’t have his own office.

In an interview with The New York Times, Hastings explains, “My office is my phone.”

“I found I was rarely using my cubicle, and I just had no need for it. It is better for me to be meeting people all around the building.”

He met with a Times reporter in Netflix’s cafeteria in which he leaned back and was, “tossing off answers to questions as if it were a day at the beach.”

Hastings is not regularly at his company’s headquarters. He recently admitted to Fortune that he spends 3 to 4 nights in L.A. and has been doing a lot of international travel.

Hastings could have an office for things such as reporter meetings but that’s just wasted space in his building when it wouldn’t really be a personalized space he uses on a regular basis.

This is a great reminder for business leaders that the office doesn’t make the leader, how they choose to spend their time does.

Written by Katie Henderson

Katie Henderson is the Strategy editor at Business Pundit. She writes articles that help business owners, executives, and employees better understand how to run a business and work as effective employees.