Remote collaboration that works: practical steps for productive teamwork
April 14, 2021
Time spent in meetings has more than doubled globally over the past year according to a recent report from Microsoft. Although “meet” may be a four-letter word, it shouldn’t send shivers down your spine. Because once you know when, how, and why to bring your team together — and how best to work asynchronously — you can productively collaborate no matter the distance.
Dalia Havens, VP of Engineering at Netlify, recently joined Jim Kalbach, Chief Evangelist at MURAL, for a lively discussion about practical steps for effective remote collaboration. It was our first session in a series of webinars about high-impact teamwork, all a part of our exploration into Collaboration That Works.
The webinar included Dalia’s Lessons from distributed teams, including:
Tips about how to get the most out of your team’s productivity through identifying when everyone is most productive — including mention of WHEN by Dan Pink
After Dalia’s presentation, Jim led a live exercise to explore team productivity. The short exercise revealed when individuals were most and least productive and where there might be overlap in the group. This then led to a discussion about ideal times for everyone to meet — if possible — and even times when everyone might be better off taking a nap!
The exercise is now a template in MURAL and you can get the template here: