The current situation leads us to look into new forms of collaboration. How does teamwork work when the team members aren’t all in one place? What can support smooth collaboration, and what are the most important factors?
As someone who works from home in general, I have gained a wide range of insight into this over the last few years. However, it’s something completely different when suddenly an entire company is forced into remote work overnight. I previously shared a general overview of the measures we took in the first post I wrote on the subject. Now I’d like to expand upon that.
With the outbreak of the Coronavirus crisis, teams were suddenly forced to start working from home. This resulted in all their usual team structures to be turned upside down. Lots of teams experienced how their teamwork and personal work organization changed entirely within just a few short days.
The Corona crisis is omnipresent right now, and we are also experiencing it first-hand, too. Luckily, we have the experience and resources to continue our collaborations remotely with useful and productive replacements for in-person meetings (temporarily or perhaps permanently). There’s no need for our collaboration and coordination to suffer – quite the opposite!