Being #suddenlyremote can mean no more in-person happy hours—at least for a while. That doesn’t mean the party’s over.
If you’ve suddenly found yourself working remotely due to COVID-19 precautions, how do you handle all the normal day-to-day things like meetings, tracking tasks, and basic communication? Team norms don’t need to be complicated just because everyone’s remote. Being a fully distributed company ourselves, we have learned a lot over the years that helps us keep our teams running smoothly.
We’ve realized mindfulness can be a framework for engaging others across the company in rethinking their work habits. Here’s a little more about it.
At Alley, working as a distributed team while solving complex challenges for large-scale digital publishers has required us to scale our company practices accordingly — and embrace the opportunities created for continual positive change.
In mid-September, the Alley team headed to Austin, Texas, for the annual conference of the Online News Association. More than 2,700 publishers, editors, journalists, and technologists took over the JW Marriott Austin downtown, and we were glad to be a part of it.