We’re over a year into remote life and though the story is that everything has changed about the way we’re working, in fact nothing has changed about the way we’re working. The same meetings, habits, and processes (or lack of them) from the office have invaded our home. Our sense of work life boundaries are gone.
Always on culture is eating us.
“Always on” is not a figure of speech. Slack usage has gone up by 30%. Video calls have gone up 70%. The way we’re working is taking its toll. Call it Zoom fatigue, meeting hell, or Slack addiction: at the end of the day, we’re being slow-boiled like lobsters and many of us don’t even realize we’re in the pot. Don’t be a lobster.
Balancing sync with async communication
There's a better way, and it all begins with how your team communicates . We're veterans from companies like Github and have been remote for more than 5 years. We've figured out how to change the way teams communicate to fit the realities of a remote experience. We're bringing all those lessons learned and paying it forward to the millions of knowledge workers who find themselves searching for a different paradigm for how teams work.
Remote work requires balance. How we communicate with our team also requires balance: between the always on, immediate channels and the formats that support longer, more thoughtful ideas and discussions that equally drive work forward. We're committed to delivering the best possible asynchronous communication channels that help you find balance with all the chat and video calls that take up the day.
For us, async posts are where the magic happens. It creates a culture of creativity, curiosity, openness, and time for deeper work. It shifts work to being on your time and away from always on. So take that coffee, think about how you might solve that next big problem, find your answers and share them in an async post. Enjoy the thoughtful feedback and know that we will always be working to improve your async side. We're a dedicated team of technologists who love to deliver high quality experiences that give super powers to everyone. If you'd like to join us, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.