We’ve spoken at length about how we as a remote team connect and the tools we use to get work done. Now we thought it might be fun to give you a ‘peek’ into a day in the life of an Axelerant team member. Not everything in our conversation is about work. As these screenshots from our collaborative communications tool Slack will show, Axelerant has a great variety of “virtual channels” that keep us connected at work and play. Here’s an inside look!
Hussain’s 1 Year Anniversary
The #general channel in Slack is where most of our communication happens on a daily basis, which means that this is where we share what’s happening in addition to getting work done.
Whatever we might be talking about, photos and descriptions spice up the conversation. Of course, we can’t help but make some folks jealous.
A lot of general hanging out happens on Slack as well. Whether it’s planning about our much awaited 2015 Company Retreat in Goa or sharing “food love”.
Clients Love Us
Slack is also a great way to share appreciation by clients with all of Axelerant easily. These simple cheers really make us proud to work at Axelerant.
Kudos via Presentation, then Slack’d
Slack supports loving the Axelerant team on mobile devices. So as feedback comes in, we can share it right away.
Words not enough? Use goofy characters.
Dominos, Pizza Hut, or Italiano for pizza?
Quite a few Axelerant team members are ‘foodies’, and it shows in our conversations…
No More Private Groups
One day we decided to go the extra mile in practising our core values of ‘Openness’ and decided to have no more long-term “private channels”.
Bassam’s 2nd Work Anniversary
Slack is a great place to celebrate occasions, such as business milestones and anniversaries besides just birthdays across our distributed teams.
Parth tries to bribe people into working for a few hours on Saturday.
The Office of Bug Killing
Sometimes, we could just be sharing our remote office setting.
It seems like the wedding season is on at Axelerant in 2015! And for some, we try to influence them to get married.
A day of #shares
Axelerant team members share all tech-related links and GAS about technology on #shares. This helps other team members get inspired by all the articles shared or discuss things in common.
Managers Share Too!
Over to You
Slack for Axelerant is one of the key ways we work and play together as a fully remote and distributed team. Axelerant is very different from any other workplace I’ve ever had and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. We’d love to hear your thoughts & experiences on the following.
- How do you communicate/chat/work together at your workplace?
- Do you have an exciting way of getting over the distance of a distributed workforce?