We're collecting a shared view on what Hybrid Collaboration looks like in the community. We kicked this off with Butter too! Feel free to send ideas to @rosschapman
Workspace not Workplace 🏢
We are working Hybrid. That means that it is up to the individual on how they want to show up for work, whether that’s in-person, or on a device.
Work is measured through what we do, not where we do it. Environment does have an impact of course, but we know that especially in remote, focus is key.
We don't like rules, but focus is important to finish tasks. You are the boss of your agenda and you are in charge of when you can be disturbed and when you can't.
- Create a team agreement on meeting free days or blocks of non-available time.
- Better sign-posting of when people are busy vs. available, as this can minimise disruptions. Learn to embrace Slack’s status!
Working practices 💪
- Every meeting has a meeting link and we always start with a check-in, and leave with a check out.
- No meeting gets added without an agenda/purpose ;) Feel free to not go to a meeting that hasn’t got an agenda.
- We are not order takers and we won't do that within email or messaging. Work requires collaboration, so any changes or updates will be first investigated, alternatives sought (that are quicker and cheaper) and then the work is done together.
- Plan a workshop's goal and backwards engineer the method (should correspond with a company or dept. objective)
- Share a calendar invite and link to the online session (use Slack's integration to remind people just before it starts)
- Use different activities to mix up a meeting e.g. voting as a check-in, alone and then together time, breakout groups and role-play (this builds engagement and fun)
- Design asynchronous tasks to help people work within their own agendas
Lunch guidance 🌮
Look after yourself!
- If working in one timezone, agree a company-wide lunch time where possible