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remote teams April 30, 2007

Posted by andrea in working life.

Remote teams have a lot good things about them. Communicating non-verbal gestures ain’t one of them. However, having a sense of humour about the limitations goes a long way towards overcoming the drawbacks.

A: “Okay, so we’ll add two icons, and have three rows of two”
B: “Can we put them in two columns?”
C: “Won’t that make it too wide?”
B: “Columns go up and down”
A: “I don’t have enough room”
C: “Vertically?”
B: “Okay, I’m lost”
A: “I’m going to add xxx icon underneath, and the second one beside it”
B+C: “Ohhhh. got it.”
A: “I say tomato…”
[laughter ensues]

For the record: columns go up and down, descending is newest to oldest, and stalactites hang from the ceiling. I’m still not sure whether cannelloni is the meat-filled pasta, or the cheese-filled one, though.



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