Community Wisdom: Maintaining a fun remote work environment, keeping teams informed, recruiters getting your attention, organizing internal docs, sharing your early product plan, and SaaS integrations
👋 Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of ✨ Community Wisdom ✨ — a bonus email delivered every Friday morning to paid subscribers, highlighting some of the best advice from our private Slack community. As always, a big thank you to Kiyani for curating.
💥 Top threads this week
1. Maintaining a fun remote work environment
Q: I've noticed that since going full remote at my startup, people seem to have less fun on a day to day level at work and don't get to know their colleagues as well. We use Gatherround and Donut, which help, as well as do weekly Zoom games, which have low turnout. I'd imagine this is a common problem. What have you all found to be effective ways of solving it? 💬
– Matt Dalley
Wayne Vernon: I’ve thought about this a lot and I’ve arrived at the (somewhat cynical) conclusion of: Does it need to be fixed?
New-to-remote orgs are still trying to jam their square pegs (their old culture) into round holes (remote work) and it just doesn’t fit. Grabbing a beer and windin…