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 Shift + 2 More
Don't miss the next Tech Careers session to explore new opportunities!
Monday June 22, 2020
If you, or someone you know, is thinking about a change of career in 2020, or wants to add tech to their existing degree, find out more at our next Tech Careers session. And don't forget about our boosted Scholarships, available only for the July SHIFT intake.
Shift Cohorts News + 4 More
Speed Networking - Meet the Chch SHIFT Cohort
Friday June 19, 2020
SIGNAL is back connecting SHIFT students with industry after lockdown - meet the 2020 Christchurch cohort at our upcoming Speed Networking event, Thursday 25 June.
Events Professional development + 2 More
Dunedin Business Analyst Meetup launches online
Wednesday June 17, 2020
Organised by Nicole Henke, the Dunedin Business Analyst Meetup is going online, continuing to provide face to face networking and support for our BA community.

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