Online collaboration & remote working

Monday March 23, 2020

Facial expressions and body language are a powerful part of communication, so effective communication can be hard when we're not together. Video calling or video conferencing can go a long way to helping with this. The SIGNAL Team use Zoom as our main group video communication tool.

The SIGNAL Team using Zoom video conferencing while working remotely

Text communication, is also part of our daily pattern, here as well as e-mail, Slack, is our platform of choice, particularly good for asynchronous communication and the fact that we can run channels to group conversations.

Lufei Wang, our Operations Administrator based in Christchurch

For work planning and keeping abreast of what the team are working on we use Miro, an online whiteboard, which allows a wide variety of diagrams and board styles (including Kanban & Scrum boards) to be maintained. We find that this is a powerful tool for keeping everyone aware of "what is currently underway". The Miro team also have a guide to Remote Work

The Spinoff recently published an article on making technology work for you at home, well worth a read.

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See also...

Events Upcoming Events + 3 More
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Friday September 18, 2020
Join us at our SIGNAL studios to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with a live stream of the NZTechWomen webinar event on Tuesday 13 October.
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Tim Mckenzie from Christchurch speaks on Agile Game Development in New Zealand at the next Dunedin Game Developers Meetup, Friday 2 October.
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Canterbury Tech Summit postponed to 17 November
Thursday September 17, 2020
The Canterbury Tech Summit is going ahead this year on Tuesday 17 November as both an in-person and an online event - we'll be there, come and say Hi!

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