@5harath@danylpo No problem, I have a quick answer: each of the tools has its own advantages.
Google is handy with its spreadsheets, presentations, file sharing, and Notion is strong with documents, storing and organizing information.
Why give up the advantages when you can make a convenient configuration.
@mituhin I wouldn't use too many tools because it gets confusing. Who will post what and where? Sure, we can set rools but it'll always be a pain in the abs to communicate to other what things were shared and where.
@germa Totally agree. While remote work used to rely upon on a lot of async commenting, also being able to leverage these tools in real time is where they can really shine. In my last role, my CEO was of the mind that everyone should have the working doc open in a meeting and be ready to make the change themself. There is no reason to have one person be the secretary to everyone else. It means that meeting notes and decisions are embedded in the working doc, not spread across every attendees' notes.
Honestly - I love video chatting and working on a white board. Feels a little bit like remote teaching/learning, but it can be very similar to having a classic white board session.
Other than that, we've pushed using Asana and Google Docs to promote creativity and a writing culture for new ideas!
-Define biz goals with exec team and pick the team
-Do a brainstorming session on problems with respective teams - ideally two isolated sessions(top n bottom teams)
-Do a brainstorming session on solutions with respective teams - ideally two isolated sessions(top n bottom teams)
-Do a pre-mortem brainstorming with the bottom team before it goes to HiFis n development
All the sessions are async except first n last
Fun fact: We hate sync communication
We continued a tradition that we had while we were back in office -- a daily 12PM meeting without any particular agenda. None of us thought of it as a "meeting" and coz it was agenda-less, we'd brainstorm solutions kinda organically. Any task of priority would also bubble up organically. And then may be a quick chat about a movie. We continued this into Zoom is all -- while remote, that meeting also served as a hangout that we enjoyed. I was the manager and I learn the 12PM meeting is still alive and kicking even after my leaving.
This is a personal experience, during the pandemic I started working at businesign.com as a developer, this is a new project so many things are not well organized including how we work together remotely. finally, we use Telegram to communicate, maybe this application is not specifically designed for work but from my experience, using Telegram is much simpler in communicating and sharing files.
Make it clear that silence is ok, silence is acceptable and silence is appreciated. Most calls result in poor brainstorming because people feel the need to fill in the silence with talk. While silence is totally acceptable in physical brainstorming. Once you do this people will get time to hear themselves and think about what was said and result in better conversations and brainstorming
I think I’m in wrong section I didn’t realize this was a development thing associated with tech I am tech illiterate for sure but a lot of the things that people are working on seem interesting and I wish I knew more about it