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Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, so many companies have resorted to remote working as a safety precaution. For developers who have not tried this before, it has been a whole new learning process for them. What measures and best practices are you using at GitHub to ensure effective remote work?
I have seen a lot of folks publish advice on working from home (WFH), so I don't think I need to add to that. The important thing for companies right now is to realize that this isn't a regular WFH situation. People suddenly have multiple family members working from home, kids being home schooled, pets and other family members sharing the same space, and little to no home office setup. I think that the most important thing that GitHub leadership has communicated is that we are essentially lowering our expectations of engineering productivity, because we realize that the crisis is impacting most of us. I believe that communicating that clearly increases the psychological safety on the team.