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How to Supercharge Your Remote Team’s Communications

Posted by Guest on May 16, 2016

The way we imagine the workplace is an office with desks, a water cooler, a conference room and probably a sad little area for ‘fun’. As much as that might’ve been true in the 90s, we’ve come a long way since. There’s no more resentment from the early morning commute, or terrible small talk in the elevator. Now — in the age of remote work — we’ve never been in a better position. I’ve worked remotely almost all of my life. I’ve found good communication is the only thing that makes remote teams anything different to a bunch of disconnected people, alone on their laptops in silence. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about quality communication, email productivity, feedback loops and using the right tools. In this article, I’ll share some of that with you.   Don’t scatter your communication all over the place With so many shiny apps out there, it can be tempting to spread your work out between all of them, but it’s also horribly unproductive for you and your team. Imagine if I wanted to check the status of an article in progress, and had to first check Trello for the link, then Google Docs for the comments, then go onto my emails to send my reply. That’s 3 apps for one job. I don’t know the workflows and processes that are best for you, but I found that integrating my apps together did the trick. For example, I have my Trello activity feeding into…