Teams and Distance

I am currently managing a small development team at a small startup. The marketing and business folks (all 5 of us) are in the NY area. We get together a few times a week but are still working to gel as well as I think we need to.

The technical team I work with on a daily basis is in Montreal (recruited from a previous gig). I Skype with them frequently, do a daily “standup” (on which I doubt anyone actually stands) and we share previous experiences.

This article helps explain how “distance” is not just physical and suggests some insightful ways to consider it.

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/09/three_symptoms_of_a_vulnerable_team.html

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