Off routine

I almost forgot to write today! One thing I love about my job is that I get to work with people from around the world. This morning, my team, which is spread across Europe and the Americas, joined a video call with a team spread across the Asia-Pacific region of the world. They were having … Continue reading Off routine

Emojis: the secret to distributed work

Communication, culture, connection. These are often cited as things that will be hard to cultivate or maintain in a remote work environment. Nonsense! All three of those are easily solved by adding emojis to your communication repertoire. It’s true that text has limitations when compared with talking in-person, where you can (sometimes) deduce intent through … Continue reading Emojis: the secret to distributed work

One Million Words

I hit a big milestone at work yesterday. A bucket list milestone. The company I work for, Automattic, makes the blogging software: the software I use to publish this blog. This same software powers the internal communication tool we use so that 1532 of us in 82 countries can work together without having to … Continue reading One Million Words