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Title: Keeping In Touch
Slug: keeping-in-touch
Date: 2014-10-15 13:09
Title: Including Remotes in Team Offsites
Slug: including-remotes-in-team-offsites
Date: 2019-04-14 22:05
Tags: remotes
Status: draft
Category: Work

*This post was originally written in October 2014, but I lost it in my drafts.
It's still relevant in 2019, so I'm sending it out into the world.*

I'm starting this blog post on a northbound train, fresh off my team's annual
planning offsite. As a remote worker I'm fortunate to have a manager who would
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Remote people need reassurance that they can speak up when they can't see/hear.
I am sometimes reluctant to speak up as the only remote person, but the people
on the other end probably have no idea you can't hear them. It's a worthy
disruption.
on the other end probably have no idea you can't hear them. It's a difficult but
necessary disruption. What can we do to make this easier on everyone involved?

Make a conscious effort to engage remote participants. Have they said anything
lately? Do they have that glassy look in their eyes? If you're writing things
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Other solutions are not as easy to come by. How do you share whiteboards in
real-time? How do you make artifacts available remotely? What's the digital
analogy for moving sticky notes around a wall? I would love to know, or help
analog of moving sticky notes around a wall? I would love to know, or help
create these tools.

I love to work with my team face-to-face, but for those times when I can't, I

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