Re: Keep It Simple
Great point Tzubair, I completely agree. Half of our team is in Redwood City, California, and half is in Barcelona, Spain.
We believe in "dog fooding" heavily and Redbooth, the product we make, integrates tasks, video and chat, so we have a lot of experience with best practices and what works best for team collaboration and productivity.
I find that we need to get together, in person both for business meetings and spend time socially. If we don't do that, we get out of synch as a team, have a harder time agreeing and lose a lot of productivity. Videoconferencing is great, but it will never be a substitute for in-person meetings. Rather, its useful for the times we need to connect between in-person team meetings. We also use chat for quick 1:1 and team interactions and have avoided email completely.