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Facilitator: Adam Leff ([email protected] / [email protected])
Scribe: Adam Leff ([email protected] / [email protected])
25 participants, roughly less-than-half the participants work from home
- Some believe colocation is best
- Working remote has a cost, but the quality of life increase for some is worth it
- Full team on-sites are important
- If there’s a mix of on-site and off-site, make sure you defer to the common denominator (i.e. have most of your conversation in the medium that off-site * users can participate, such as HipChat/Slack)
- WFH offers a mostly-distraction-free environment, but still need face time with peers
- Video chatting helps, but “loss of fidelity"
- Time zone distribution allows lots of flexibility
- If you WFH, people find having a dedicated “work space” is important, both for the worker, and their family
- People are actively seeking out telework positions only
- As a hiring manager, being able to hire remote employees provides a HUGE potential pool
- On-prem location needs to provide adequate equipment to do audio/video conferencing - i.e. room systems, HD quality video, mics provided for ALL * participants.
- One participant stated the “office people” get to WFH on Friday - helped to
- Loss of a whiteboard is an issue… WACOM tablet is a nice substitute
- Big HQ + satellite office: how do you make it better? Only solution participants mentioned is full room AV systems, such as Lifesize
- Screenhero for pair programming (provides voice as well as control sharing), Floobits mentioned as well
- 1-on-1s with manager are more critical
- Manager role in conflict avoidance: be present, know when to bring people together in a different medium to resolve, act as advocate to other teams