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The Art of Working Remotely 2h
Welcome to ! Say hello: where are you chatting from today?
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The Art of Working Remotely 2h
Q2: Community is an important counterbalance for the isolation of remote work. What remote work communities do you enjoy on social media or in person? What makes for an effective community?
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Andrew Rohne 💻 2h
Replying to @workingrem
Andrew in Cincinnati, chatting from my basement office on a dreary chilly day.
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The Art of Working Remotely 1h
Thanks for a great , and thanks to for collaborating on today’s questions. It was a great session — collaborating about collaboration! We chat every Wednesday. If you’d like a weekly reminder, reply or DM to .
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Remote Tara 2h
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A2: This chat has been a great addition to my work life. It's just good to know there are others out there with similar challenges!
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Scott Dawson 2h
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Good afternoon, and happy day, everyone! As usual, I’m in my upstate New York home office. I’ve worked for just two companies during my 21-year stretch of working on distributed teams!
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The Art of Working Remotely 1h
Congratulations to for winning today's sticker sheet giveaway! You can DM me with your mailing address. Thank you ALL for the fantastic RTs and for joining the today! It’ll be Wednesday again before we know it ;)
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The Art of Working Remotely 2h
Q5: Have you ever used (or considered using) a virtual reality platform as a communication tool for remote work? What's your level of familiarity with virtual reality?
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High Fidelity 2h
Replying to @workingrem
(Of course, sometimes someone is in a private mtg or conf room, & then we’re respectful to wait until they’re out.) The best thing: not only does this help us easily chat about work minutiae, but we get to socialize freely & hang out together.
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The Art of Working Remotely 2h
Q3: As a remote worker, how do you create serendipitous — and virtual — “watercooler” conversations to get to know colleagues or clients better? What collaboration tools do you use today?
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The Art of Working Remotely 2h
Q1: What fun things do you do with your team or clients to socialize? Are there any specific bonding activities that are more successful than others?
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Scott Dawson 2h
Replying to @workingrem
A2: This one! An effective community for me is one where I feel like I can be open and honest, and where I get that in return from others. It’s nice to be in a non-judging space with people experiencing the same challenges!
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High Fidelity 1h
Replying to @workingrem
Virtual reality gives you the same experience as you would at a desk, especially when you have a platform w/ enhanced audio capabilities. It feels like you're working with someone face-to-face, rather than thousands of miles away. And...
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Paula Hendrickson 2h
Replying to @workingrem
I'm Paula, checkin in from wind swept Illinois. Full-time freelance writer/ghostwriter. Part-time nerd. (Or is that the other way around?)
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Andrew Rohne 💻 2h
Replying to @workingrem
A3: sometimes we collaborate via Twitter or Slack or Github, but transportation data analytics and modeling is a small industry and there's no critical mass on any social media. When we all get together at the same place, we close down bars!
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Owl Labs 2h
A2: Community is so important for remote folks. This weekly is one of my favorite communities! I've also enjoyed being on 's Slack channel. An engaged group of folks is the first step to building a good community.
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The Art of Working Remotely 2h
A very special welcome to , joining as a co-host for today’s ! Check out their open-source VR software platform: it allows you to build virtual reality spaces to host up to 500 people at once.
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High Fidelity 2h
"— which may affect even longer-term qualities like your confidence and career choices. In a nutshell, what research shows is that your avatar is a safe space for experimentation..." All from this blog: (cont'd)
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Jillian 2h
A1: I participated in the . We also have a social event every 4-6 months. Next one is our holiday party.
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Paula Hendrickson 2h
I don't trust anyone who doesn't enjoy a good board game (or board-game inspired activity).
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