Whatever business-travel problems you’ve encountered in the past, World Central Kitchen’s have almost certainly been worse.
This Washington, D.C., nonprofit founded by chef José Andrés in 2010 has spent the past decade cooking for disaster survivors in some of the least convenient places on Earth. And since last winter, it’s had to deal with a pandemic that’s torn up social safety nets and left more people needing its help—in the organization’s home turf in the U.S. as well as in more remote destinations.
Two executives with World Central Kitchen (a 2018 Fast Company Most Innovative Companies honoree) spared some time to talk about lessons they’ve learned about how technology can best keep their organization in gear.
Like a lot of organizations, World Central Kitchen has moved much of its interoffice banter from email to Slack. That messaging app, soon to be bought by Salesforce for almost $28 billion, offers task-management tools above what most…