Interested in tools, workflows, processes, etc. for keeping a remote team looped in and maintaining great culture without as much in-person time.
My former team at Zapier was fully remote, and their core rule to make remote work was to write everything down. Even when teammates were working together in the same room, we would default to written conversations or at least to sharing what was discussed in written form if it had any effect on our work.
As such, we had a hierarchy of apps for sharing text:
Having moved from using Sharepoint for document storage, Skype and GoToMeeting for calls and conferences, and WhatsApp for chat and probably a dozen other niche products, Teams has been a great unifier. The office integration works really well for your daily tasks.
Adoption is key, you need to get everyone on the platform and use the tools rigorously to reap the benefit. Microsoft still have work to do in terms of properly integrating some of the acquired tools like Kaizala.
Like everyone else, we are still in the process of figuring out how to work remotely.
We commonly use 4 platforms to ensure our needs are fulfilled as a remote team:
1. Slack: For ongoing conversations to connect with individual team mates and groups
2. Skype: For quick face-to-face video meetings to make decisions
3. Google Docs: For documentation to capture and share knowledge
4. Taskade: For task Management to keep everyone aligned and on-track
In addition to the platforms, we have specific rituals set up with individuals for weekly project check-ins, monthly all-hands, monthly one-on-one check ins, etc.
Alongside Wordpress that's pretty much our entire IT infrastructure. We all work remote and couldn't do without any of those tools. Not perfect, still too many moving parts and missing features, but good enough.
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