After hearing that the Makeshift team is completely virtual, most people ask me how we wrangle the gnarly problem of remote collaboration. In a new Medium post, I lay it all out there for you. It’s like a Makeshift WikiLeaks over there.
“The truth is remote collaboration is a reality — and often an advantage — of a globally networked economy, and its consequences are more nuanced than such a hard-line measure would lead one to believe. At Makeshift, we acknowledge four key realities of remote collaboration:
- Remote workers are more productive yet less creative
- Teams function best together or apart–but not split
- Software is the new studio
- Meetings are still messy”