If you think remote collaboration is hard, you’re not alone. Chances are one of these challenges sounds familiar:
Remote meetings where attention drifts off
Lack of personal connection with others
Difficulty sharing ideas visually across distances
Creative work is particularly disadvantaged when it comes to distributed teams. But our research also shows that remote design is very common: of the 275 designers we polled, 2/3 said they deal with remote situations on 80% or more of their projects.
But we also found that about 50% of designers feel that the quality of their work goes down when working remotely. This is a problem. (You can see more of our survey results in a short post here.)
In this webinar hosted by MURAL, our own Jim Kalbach discusses each in more detail, with specific tips and techniques, as well as examples from IBM, McBeard and others.
The point is that good collaboration skills aren’t nice to have, they’re essential these days. Based on our research, we put together a list of five essential best practices to help with remote design. They are: