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How to collaborate when working remotely

In the spring of this year, we set up Think Productive Canada.  It was a big step: our first foray into international collaboration and one that was nearly a year in the planning. It’s been a fantastic experience so far.  But even though at Think Productive we’re used to working with people remotely, it turns out Calgary is very different from Coventry!  So here are a few reflections on successful collaborations around the world:

Get the technology right

Make it easy to communicate and define your tools, so that it’s always clear what tech to be using for what purpose – and you avoid wasting lots of time choosing, selecting and setting things up.  We use a mixture of email, skype, join.me (for sharing screens) and whatsapp (for sharing more personal updates).  We also use a free conference call service called “United Conferencing” which means we can have a UK team conference call, and have our colleagues in Canada dial in on a local rate number.

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Innovative and Collaborative

‘Innovative and Collaborative’ is how I would describe Lauren Davies. As a project manager within the arts and cultural sector, she seems to thrive on a challenge!

Lauren presented to our media and creative enterprise students this week. She described her business, Red Lantern, and various innovative and entrepreneurial projects she has initiated. Continue reading Innovative and Collaborative