We’re just about a year into this pandemic, and while it might feel like grasping at straws, if we’re honest, we have to admit that there have been a few positives. Every cloud has a sliver lining, right? In our case, we found that while we love coming together and collaborating as a team, when things got tough and we had to scatter to our home offices, we were able to make it work. Communication, as always, was key.
But when you’re used to a small team in a cozy space, and most discussions start with something like “Hey, Jonathan?” the push to remote work was a major shift. Here’s how we made it work, including some elements that I expect we’ll keep using when we’re back together permanently.
As a bonus, I can tell you that our team keeps a Zoom room open so we can work in parallel. Even from home, it feels a lot like sitting at your desk, working nearby. This may not be a solution for everyone, but for us, it has been one more piece of the connectivity puzzle that helps keep us all on track. The camera feed is mostly people working at their desks–but isn’t that the view from in the office anyway? It brings just a bit of normalcy to some very abnormal times.