Due to the measures against coronavirus, at Dutch Coding Company almost all of us work from home. Because it’s in our nature to stay connected, we use a number of tools that help us to continue to do our job well. In this article, we'll give you some tips on how to stay connected with your colleagues.
Chatting with colleagues
When it comes to working from home, video calling is probably the first thing on your mind. But chatting is just as important! Nobody wants to spend his days making video calls or phone calls and email conversations quickly become cluttered. A tool that allows you to chat with your colleagues may seem impersonal, but that is certainly not the case. It is a good alternative to keep in touch with each other without having (video) calls all day long. A colleague sometimes is not able to answer the phone, but can send a quick chat message.
Chat programs almost all have the same basic functionality. For each topic you can create a chat channel that team members can participate in. It is possible to share documents, photos, voice recordings and even code, thanks to the Markdown support. If you want to share something personal, you can send private messages that are not viewable by other members.