Andy Wood, a lead technical producer at Shopify, had always longed to leave the bustling city life of Toronto and return to the tranquility of his hometown, Carleton Place, Ontario. Despite working for the e-commerce heavyweight for six years, he felt tethered to the urban setting due to his job. Shopify’s recent shift towards reducing meetings and not mandating office presence might provide employees like Wood with the flexibility they’ve desired.
- Andy Wood, originally from Carleton Place, Ontario, had been living in Toronto for 13 years.
- He has worked for Shopify for the past six years, serving as the lead technical producer.
- Wood and his wife always dreamt of relocating to a smaller town, away from city life.
- Shopify’s new approach to work, reducing mandatory meetings and office presence, could make such transitions feasible for employees.