100% remote teams: how do you collaboration?

What tools and strategies do you recommend for 100% remote teams to collaborate? Our team of 6 is spread across the globe. Also, how can you create a company culture in such a case?

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asked May 14 '14 at 14:43
Patty Balderas
14 points
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Our company, Staff.com is run by different virtual teams from across the world. We are at around 80 people in 9 different countries.

Here are some of the tools we use to communicate and collaborate:

Skype/Google Hangouts - for meetings (audio/video). We also keep an open chat on Skype where everyone is around. That way we could keep an informal conversation going on. Very essential especially if your people are telecommuting.

Basecamp / Asana - for project management.

JIRA - great for issue tracking. Greatly used by our developers.

Jing - sending instructions to virtual teams using chat is sometimes not enough. Jing helps us illustrate through screenshots and video.

Google Drive - Google Docs and Sheets make everything collaborative.

Time Doctor - excellent time management software and is probably the most important tool we use. It allows us to monitor our work time while at the same highly encouraging productivity.

As to company culture, communicate a clear mission and vision to the whole company.

Make sure to overly communicate this from time to time. Everything you do should revolve around this culture.

answered May 27 '14 at 13:41
Carlo Borja
161 points


Creating a culture in this instance is somewhat difficult because you miss the small moments that go towards being human and social.

The current trendy tools are Slack and Sqwiggle.

answered May 15 '14 at 09:33
Nick Stevens
4,436 points


Collaboration can be best done by using a collaboration tool. For collaboration, I would like to recommend Proofhub. It has feature like chat, discussions, file and document sharing and much more. Task can be assigned to team from any part of the world. Have a look: https://www.proofhub.com

answered May 20 '14 at 11:11
Nandini Sharma
-9 points
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