tagged by: covid-19
The spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19), has prompted me to write a couple of articles on how Thoughtworks is responding to it, especially given our early sight of it in China. I’ve also used this tag for some more general articles on remote working that may be useful for people who are having to make a rapid shift to remote work
Coping with Covid-19
What we've learned so far from dealing with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak
Coping with Covid-19, part 2
A second post on how Thoughtworks is coping with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak
How to do effective video calls
Get good audio, use gallery view, mute if not talking, and welcome the cat.
Remote versus Co-located Work
There isn't a simple dichotomy of remote versus co-located work, instead there are several patterns of distribution for teams each of which has different trade-offs and effective techniques suitable for them. While it's impossible to determine conclusive evidence, my sense is that most groups are more productive working in a co-located manner. But you can build a more productive team by using a distributed working model, because it gives you access to a wider talent pool.