Fostering a team feeling when everyone is remote can be extremely difficult. It’s easy to feel like you are working in a total silo, and can be made worse if everyone is spread across distant timezones. Being able to function as a team is a key component to project success. Feeling isolated and alone when problems come up can make work frustrating and stressful at times. Here are a few ways to try and overcome that:
- Try and arrange core hours where the whole team is available and together on Skype/HipChat/Slack.
- A weekly call with everyone to update on work, issues and client feedback.
- A daily call between project managers and members of the team to chat about current progress and the project as a whole.
- Code sharing sessions. Show code to other members on the team and explain what features are and how you’ve gone about implementing them.