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7 Tips for Design Teams Collaborating Remotely

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So you're working with a remote team? Super cool! We're sure you have your ways of collaborating with each other. But you'll have to agree, sometimes it just gets messed up. Here are 7 tips (a 5 minute read) to help you along as you build an amazing team.

You'll also find quick tips and tricks for remote collaboration.

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7 Tips for Design Teams Collaborating Remotely

  1. tips for DESIGN TEAMS collaborating remotely
  2. Working with IN-HOUSE teams vs Working with REMOTE teams
  3. EASIER much more PRODUCTIVE
  4. But how??
  5. I. Saves time on the daily commute A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR EVERYONE STUCK IN TRAFFIC
  6. II. You can multi-task from the home-office
  7. tips
  8. 1. MANAGE TIME ZONES EFFECTIVELY
  9. Keep track of time-zones and office hours of clients/team members
  10. Keep track of time-zones and office hours of clients/team members Remember: You only have small window to get on call
  11. Keep track of time-zones and office hours of clients/team members Remember: You only have small window to get on call So, plan meetings effectively.
  12. TIP: Put clocks for different time zones on your desktop
  13. TIP: Put clocks for different time zones on your desktop Like this
  14. TIP: Put clocks for different time zones on your desktop Like this Or, use Google smartly :)
  15. 2. KNOW YOUR CLIENTS WELL
  16. Respect the cultural sentiment of your international teams/clients.
  17. Respect the cultural sentiment of your international teams/clients. Get idea of other person’s nature and style which helps during discussions.
  18. Respect the cultural sentiment of your international teams/clients. Get idea of other person’s nature and style which helps during discussions. You can find anyone on social media and use it to your advantage.
  19. Let’s assess Carrie Cousins’ interests who is a famous designer & blogger
  20. Wordpress enthusiast ! Designer. Also writes about beauty tips & products
  21. Dog lover!Highly experienced designer and blogger She’s probably a dog lover too!
  22. Indicates that she loves nature! Again, dog lover
  23. Seriously. STALK your clients!
  24. 3. INVEST TIME IN BUILDING CONVERSATIONS
  25. Speak to your clients once in a while to establish good inter-personal relations
  26. Speak to your clients once in a while to establish good inter-personal relations Admit mistakes when client expectations are not met.
  27. Speak to your clients once in a while to establish good inter-personal relations Admit mistakes when client expectations are not met. BE HONEST.
  28. Also, Emails might not help every time.
  29. MAKE THAT CALL!
  30. 4. BE CLEAR ON THE TERMS
  31. Be clear on the terms, conditions and scope of the project, before taking it.
  32. Be clear on the terms, conditions and scope of the project, before taking it. Keep everyone’s expectations in sync. Avoid ambiguities
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  34. 5. USE WEBAPPS EFFECTIVELY
  35. Recognise these ?
  36. NO?
  37. Then you’re probably living under a rock.
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  39. 6. CONDUCT STAND-UP MEETINGS
  40. Keep meetings at regular intervals for a mental map of work progress
  41. Keep meetings at regular intervals for a mental map of work progress Make sure your remote team stays on track and heads in the right direction if project takes too long to complete
  42. TIP: Do a quick 5 minute call or video chat on Google hangout/ Skype every morning to share progress updates and identify roadblocks
  43. 7. PROVIDE AND TRACK KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPI’S)
  44. Identify KPI’s with team members/clients before assigning the project
  45. Identify KPI’s with team members/clients before assigning the project Use KPI’s to keep track of work
  46. Eg. If the task is to create a 20 page website, KPI’s can be 1. Milestones met on time 2. Webpages created per week
  47. Recap 1. Manage Time Zones Effectively 2. Know Your Clients Well 3. Invest Time in Building Conversations 4. Be Clear on the Terms 5. Use WebApps Effectively 6. Conduct Standup Meetings 7. Provide & Track KPIs
  48. Thanks for Reading! VGNNQVJGTUKH[QWHQWPFVJKUWUGHWN Have some tips for us? We’re listening to you in the comments below!
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