<aside> 👋 Communication at Remote At Remote we lean heavily into asynchronous communication. This page should help to provide context as to how we communicate at Remote. We should lean heavily into our values, as well as our DEI principles. We encourage everyone at Remote, regardless of who and how you are communicating to utilise these guidelines to create effective and inclusive daily communication.
When in doubt, always refer back to Remote’s values when communicating with others.
<aside> 🚫 Remote has a zero-tolerance policy regarding our standards as described above.
Use Coordinated Universal Timezones(UTC) as the format for scheduling events and estimated delivery dates. This makes sense for anyone at any time of the day regardless of the timezone.
At Remote we have standardised language to English. It's widely spoken and as close to an "international language" as it's possible to get, being the official language for both sea and air. External communications should be done in US English (en-us), but internally you can speak in which ever variant you're native in or most identify with.
<aside> 🚆 Always favor asynchronous(async) communication over synchronous(sync) communication. Sync communication is costly, interrupts peoples’ thought processes, and hinders productive execution. When there is a need to use sync methods, ensure it is for the right reasons.
Main Article - Working Async at Remote
<aside> 🚅 Make it really easy for others to contribute.
Enable others with a Notion doc, a Google form, or something similar to make sure you get what you need AND make it easy for others.
Set clear expectations. If you need contributions, make that known who you need it from and by what date. E.G Please complete this by Monday 4th.
Remind people. Don't be afraid to follow-up. Calendar events can also be useful. You could even have checkmarks for each individual person you'd like feedback from. </aside>
Include Stakeholders, Stick to an Agenda, Take Useful Notes, End with Action Plan
Main article - How to Run A Meeting
When using Slack or similar, try to communicate as much as possible in channels that everyone can access rather than private channels. We prime visibility and open dialog.