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Silos are so easy to appear when you work in the office. There is no collaboration happening in the office. Usually it is whispering that is happening, and no digital traces left how decisions were maid, and sometimes even the fact that decisions were maid is also kept secret.
Everything changes when company is remote-first with all communication logged, at worst in slack, at best in gitlab issues and special documents/files.
But even in remote companies there are people who prefer to make decisions in audio/video chats and nothing documebted again.
I see fully remote companies not only better for developers, but they improve whole business processes by forcing people to write down all things.

It is too easy to talk and then take your words back. Happened to many times with my bosses and collegues that I am fed up by that already.

 

Yep, the fact that a company is fully-remote doesn't mean that silos won't appear or decision making will be transparent. It does encourage it though :)

 

Usually it is whispering that is happening, and no digital traces left how decisions were maid, and sometimes even the fact that decisions were maid is also kept secret.

I've witnessed this happening too, and indeed is total annoying.

No digital traces to confirm what I did is based on the same person's decision, who's now verbally also wants something contrary to what he or she said.

What I try to do is, after communication verbally, I put that in writing and send to this person to confirm in chat, so that at least I have that on record

 

And that side must send u a written confirm, this is important

Of course. Readily looking forward to their written response.

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