Why? I have been doing remote in different settings for the last 7 years. Some of you are new to it
Remote Work != Isolation Work - sadly some things don’t apply
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Usually I use this 1h/day rule to get to know people and exchange knowledge In Isolation I think it’s even more important to stay sane ;)
Turn on your Webcam, please
Especially for meeting it’s very important. Who knows the feeling of explaining something for 3 min in online meeting and then zero response via audio and black screens.
Studies show it’s healthy Pomodoro technique
Separate work time from spare time
Without time tracking I often feel like I could do more. It’s a great reality check. Different room is the best, different shoes work as well
Anti-pattern: Going Dark
Story: someone takes a story and comes back 1,5 weeks later with all of the work done
We doing lots of measurements to prevent this anyway.
- Remote calls are more exhausting ->
- shorter meetings
- async first
- camera on, please
- Prepare well to shorten the meeting
- Document the take aways
exhausting because if: connection issues, missing the closeness, often needs more time to come to a conclusion
How to think about it: if there are 5 people in the meeting an we need 30min longer these are 30min 4 people 2 stress work time lost
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