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What is your preferred collaboration style when working remotely?

What is your preferred collaboration style when working remotely?

Top Comment: I’ve been working with collaborating software for 15+ years. I never really found the camera that helpful. Being able to reliably. View poll results (568 responses)

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Video Call68%
Voice Call18%
Asynchronous (meeting via email/chat)11%
Other (please comment below)3%
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Anonymous Author
I’ve been working with collaborating software for 15+ years. I never really found the camera that helpful. Being able to reliably talk interactively and share my screen at high resolution is the key. If I can show you apps while manipulating them I’m good. Only times I’ve really used the camera was to point it outside to show approaching storm, snow or what the dog was doing
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Anonymous Author
I've taken to turning the camera off recently and reverting to the classic phone call. I've found I can be much more engaged in the conversation as I am able to move away from my desk, and also because I don't have to focus on a video appearance. It has its place for sure, but video off is not a bad thing.
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Anonymous Author
I think the key here is knowing WHEN to use each. A lot of work can be shifted to async text communication. But not all. Sometimes a phone call is more effective. Sometimes a topic benefits from the added fidelity of a video call. Sometimes a recorded video is the best option. This is the challenge and beauty of the digital workplace. There's a good use case for all the mediums, but we have to learn those and practice them.
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