Name: Erin Berube
Role: Vice President Operations
Favourite Productivity Tool: Slack
Why: As a 100% remote team, Slack is a critical tool in our productivity tool kit. It’s our communication window into the rest of the team and it supports my productivity by letting me know what my team members are up to, or if they are available without having to ask. We achieve this through our daily updates channel and through our use of notifications.
As the team grows, things change and we adjust our norms. Just recently, we received some feedback that team members who have been here longer were using a lot of acronyms in their Slack messages, making it difficult for new members to understand. We established a new norm and responded to change with resilience—improving our communication and our productivity!