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Tools

Our technological tools play a key role in our workflow and the success of our efforts.

Discord as a virtual office

Imagine that no matter where you are in the world, simply by reaching for your computer, you can pop into the office of any member of your team to have coffee, brainstorm, and even coordinate highly complex operations. The ability to always be available in this virtual office allows anyone on your team to find you, meet with you, or ask a quick question without the hassle of scheduling or long back-and-forths via email or Slack.

With the ability to turn on the camera and see each other, we generate empathy, build relationships, and can engage in (sometimes heated) discussion. We improve our creative process and can give faster clearer feedback and generally improve coordination.

Discord also allows us to share our screens, which means that we can collaborate on the same document as a team, just as if we were in the same place, and it allows us to hone in together on the specific issues that need addressing.

Thanks to Discord, we can all work in the same office, no matter where each team member lives.

Communication tools

Calendars

By default, team members are expected to be available for collaboration unless otherwise booked or out-of-office; calendars should be configured to clearly indicate each person's working hours and availability.

Caution: do not over-calendarize. Especially with tasks that require a high degree of concentration like engineering or protocol development, you may want to simply set up a time for Deep Work.

Other tools

Specific tribes, guilds, and team members may also use additional tools for their work: Airtable, Hubspot, Asana, Zapier, etc.

We rely heavily on technological tools as a way to work smarter, not harder.