The Importance of Togetherness
As a response to the ongoing Covid-19 measures we've been remote working since 17th March. We're fortunate enough to be part of a growing number of organisations who can up sticks and work remotely. Business-wise, where possible, we're carrying on doing all the great things we do.
We are conscious, however, that our strength as a creative workplace comes from our collaboration with one another - the daily mish-mash of our combined personalities is a powerful and healthy circumstance of the way we work. And we love it. It's what makes us a family. As 'designers' (of code or craft) we put great value in talking to one another - that's where ideas come from. So why do less now?
We've stuck our heads together and created a number of alternative opportunities for collaboration; every day we hold a team video call, Thursday is our virtual pub, Tuesday our online darts tournament. We use Slack, Loopup, Google Meet - plus, you know, there's always the phone. Just because we can't 'see' one another, doesn't mean we can't still talk.
Plus, it's an added opportunity to critique each other's home decor.
Only a few days in, and we feel like we're already talking more - not less.