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-Title: Keeping In Touch
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-Slug: keeping-in-touch
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-Date: 2014-10-15 13:09
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+Title: Including Remotes in Team Offsites
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+Slug: including-remotes-in-team-offsites
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+Date: 2019-04-14 22:05
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 Tags: remotes
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-Status: draft
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+Category: Work
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+*This post was originally written in October 2014, but I lost it in my drafts.
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+It's still relevant in 2019, so I'm sending it out into the world.*
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 I'm starting this blog post on a northbound train, fresh off my team's annual
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 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.
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 I am sometimes reluctant to speak up as the only remote person, but the people
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-on the other end probably have no idea you can't hear them. It's a worthy
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-disruption.
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+on the other end probably have no idea you can't hear them. It's a difficult but
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+necessary disruption. What can we do to make this easier on everyone involved?
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 Make a conscious effort to engage remote participants. Have they said anything
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 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
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 real-time? How do you make artifacts available remotely? What's the digital
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-analogy for moving sticky notes around a wall? I would love to know, or help
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+analog of moving sticky notes around a wall? I would love to know, or help
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 I love to work with my team face-to-face, but for those times when I can't, I

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