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Peter Kim Frank

Great tips!

Re: Slack, a few additional thoughts:

  • Use a "status" to communicate availability. If I use /status :alien: and folks see 👽 they know I will only reply to DMs / @-mentions
  • We have a #headsup channel where people post things that don't require any real coordination, but might be good to know about. The sort of thing you'd likely pick up on in a traditional office settings.
  • You can set up recurring reminders to promote discussion. For instance: /remind #team "Share an accomplishment from this week" every Friday at 4pm ET.