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Best Practices for Managing Time Zones - Shared screen with speaker view
Sophia Bernazzani
35:59
Somerville pride!
Sam Huntington
37:13
Hi everyone! Sam from Donut here. We're based in NYC! I'll be in the chat answering questions and encouraging input and feedback from all of you! On that note please set your messages to "all panelists and attendees" so everyone can see!
Sam Huntington
37:28
As for questions to panelists, you should have a "Q&A" button at the bottom of your Zoom window. Please feel free to input questions at anytime and I will answer them live, or field them to the panelists at the Q&A portion at the end
Allison Gordon
43:20
4
Jevin Maltais
43:21
4
Scott McPherson
43:22
5
Julie W
43:22
4
Sophia Bernazzani
43:24
5
Clara Tsang
43:24
4
Sam Huntington
43:25
4
Dawn Shanklin
43:25
4
Tomo Loeer
43:28
4
Josh Levine
48:12
What are the most challenging time zone pairs?
Josh Levine
48:33
And how do you deal with them...
Erin Sullivan
48:33
Pacific US to AUS!
Josh Levine
50:27
Should you require All-hands attendance? What are the ways you can off set difficult times if so?
John Kuempel
52:23
Israel to Pacific US: Israeli office is mostly admin (e.g. finance, marketing, HR), so we have 10am ET meetings frequently to accommodate everyone
Arielle Shipper
53:16
At Donut we use a Meeting Owl (it makes a big difference!) and we also have a “remote first” policy, so we always ask people dialing in to weigh in or speak first.
Sophia Bernazzani
54:16
Asking remote meeting participants to run the meeting is another great way to keep them engaged and included! Glad you love your Meeting Owl :)
Josh Levine
01:02:32
One of our clients has a “if anyone dials in everyone dials in” policy to create equity
Josh Levine
01:02:51
What were those resources, Sophia?
Scott McPherson
01:03:06
Can we repeat the tools for videos in text? (Missed some of them!)
Jevin Maltais
01:03:15
Soapbox, Loom, Vidyard
Scott McPherson
01:03:27
Thank you!
Arielle Shipper
01:03:31
^ I love this one! We’ve done the same thing (even whether are multiple people in the Donut office)
Sam Huntington
01:03:34
we can circulate a full list after the webinar
Josh Levine
01:04:24
We created slack channels instead of an internal wiki. i.e. #welcomeaboard
Sam Huntington
01:06:56
Fantastic Josh! does anyone else want to list some of their fun NB Slack channel names?
Arielle Shipper
01:07:11
#dogs-of-donut and #tv
John Kuempel
01:07:31
#gaming, #random, #goodvibes
Amir Azizian
01:07:44
#Pet Parade
Jevin Maltais
01:07:52
#my_kids_are_sick_status
Amir Azizian
01:08:12
#Recipes to share
Ted Huang
01:08:15
#over-heard-in-the-office
Josh Levine
01:08:36
#OH is great! Nice one Ted
Josh Levine
01:09:54
I’ve been advocating for in-person get togethers once or twice a year for distributed teams. Anyone have an experience with this?
Sam Huntington
01:10:23
Questions for the panel? Please use the Q&A button at the bottom of your Zoom window to enter them, or put them here in the chat!
John Kuempel
01:10:41
we do one all-company get-together in January and an engineering one in the spring
Olivia Johnson
01:11:50
We have a 3 day annual company offsite that we bring everyone in for. But we’re only 35 people and most of our employees are based in California.
Jevin Maltais
01:17:12
https://www.buildingremoteteams.com/whiteboarding-and-brainstorming-as-a-remote-team/
Josh Levine
01:18:07
Wacom tablets
Josh Levine
01:18:16
Waaaaaa-com
Josh Levine
01:18:22
ahahahahaaha
Josh Levine
01:18:38
iPads, too
Josh Levine
01:19:16
Thanks ya’ll. Gotta split. <3
Tomo Loeer
01:19:18
ワコム
Olivia Johnson
01:21:40
Any tips on conducting virtual interviews?
Scott McPherson
01:23:32
For finding a neutral location for team gatherings that “splits-the-difference” of folks traveling/getting together, does anyone have suggestions to minimize the disruption to folks with families?
Allison Gordon
01:23:56
We use those! They actually don’t work very well.
John Kuempel
01:24:34
Scott, I often bring the family with me, though the company usually only covers a +1 for dinners/activities
Allison Gordon
01:24:46
I think they’re mostly kind of fun for the remote people because it’s like a video game that they can drive around, but they die easily and struggle to get through doors haha.
Jevin Maltais
01:25:38
https://www.doublerobotics.com/
John Kuempel
01:27:19
Multiple rounds of video calls and online tests/test projects work reasonably well for us. We follow a process that uses incorporates this book as well: https://whothebook.com/
Allison Gordon
01:28:02
Thank you!
Ted Huang
01:28:22
Thank you for the great talk!
John Kuempel
01:28:38
Thank you
Tomo Loeer
01:28:39
Thank you!
Dawn Shanklin
01:28:53
Thank you!
Sam Huntington
01:29:09
Thank you all!
Jevin Maltais
01:29:44
Please buy me a Double Robot so I can visit you