Started to think about how to better practice asynchronous communication vs. real-time syncs. Slack/Zoom is great for real-time syncs, but most of the time work should be discussed asynchronously. We currently use Asana for this, but we're not 100% satisfied with it. There must be a better way...
Lots more video calls in Zoom compared to audio only. So many in fact I'm working on improving lighting and thinking about installing a green screen for virtual background use.
Also using Loom a bit more for quick demos and run-throughs
In Zoom I've tweaked security settings and started using the waiting room. We're starting to see some enterprise-level blocking of Zoom which is disappointing as all this stuff about security concerns really goes away if you configure it properly. Means that as a virtual events company we need to assess alternatives.
Biggest change to my stack since lockdown has been Notion, the configurability of that tool and ease of coding is just fantastic. Really enabling me to get stuff out of my head and manage my pipeline more effectively
We were remote before quarantine started; changes I noticed included the growing importance of Zoom video backgrounds & importance of checking in with how people are feeling during 1:1s.
Instead of looking at code/results side by side, me and my cofounder go over them in Zoom. Proves arguably more effective since, among other things, screensharing makes collaboration more comfortable than someone looking over your shoulder.
(Other important remote work component for us is PS4 and Rocket League)
We accelerated Microsoft Teams implementation and it has helped us collaborate better.
No, we are a fully remote startup, so we didn't have technical changes. We have always used asynchronous updates in Slack due to different timezones, and even work habits. We use Pivotal and Figma for dev and design, project management, and visualization.
Here at FullStory, one of the big things we were missing from remote all-hands meeting was crowd feedback. The awkward silence during presentations felt like a problem we could solve, so we built BWAMP—an interactive sound backdrop that lets meeting attendees on mute click buttons to interject a set of pleasing sounds into the meeting. Now everybody can hit a button to simulate applause or verbal feedback to give the speaker encouragement during their presentation.
You can check out BWAMP on PH here: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/bwamp-by-fullstory
My team started using Snap Camera on our Zoom calls, for some extra fun. It's a bit distracting, but for virtual happy hours, it hits the spot. Oh, and that's new, too – never did virtual happy hours before.
The other change I've experienced here is, prior to COVID-19, I only used Zoom for work – now everyone's on it, and it's become a go-to for personal calls as well.
We started paying a lot more attention to the upcoming features of Microsoft Teams. And we started voting on features for the next release, especially getting more than 2x2 video streams at once (very recently they rolled out a 3x3 grid).
We've also become more disciplined in updating our status on Teams, since it is the easiest way to convey availability (and it helps that it auto updates if theres a meeting on your Outlook calendar).
And finally, I've noticed that the team actually curates (hoards even?) their own video call backgrounds keeping an ever growing collection to use during calls. It's almost like the video background is the "virtual outfit of the day"!
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Hey guys, first post here. As part of my work, I have to deal with and respond to a lot of incoming messages from different chats: Linkedin/WhatsApp/Signal/IG. I try to use Unreads/Archive features...