Working Remotely

Earlier this week, Twitter held an all-hands meeting using Google Hangouts and Slack. According to my friends at Twitter, the experiment was a resounding success. This raises the question: what are your favorite tools for remote meetings, as well as remote work?

We use Slack, Slack screen sharing, and (occasionally) Slack audio/video calls. We use Hangouts once in a while; it’s nicely integrated into Google Calendar. For screenshares with clients, we use and Zoom. And we use Webinarjam for, um… webinars.

Importantly, we use Google Suite to remotely work together on documents, decks, and spreadsheets in small groups. Without this shared document production space, remote working would be much clumsier.

So here are today’s questions:

  • Do you work remotely (or have employees or FTEs that work remotely)?
  • If so, what are your preferred workflows and tools?
  • Are your remote workers more or less productive than workers on-site?
  • Are your remote workers harder or easier to manage than workers on-site?
  • Would you be willing to remotely attend an event about remote working?

I’m thinking about doing an interactive webinar about remote working next week (with guest speakers, presentations, etc.). If you’re interested in attending, presenting, or being a guest, please fill in the form below.


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Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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