Inspired by the “The Effective Remote Developer” talk from QCon I wanted to share a small trick we use in the team to improve communication.
One of the problems with remote team is that when you write something in a group channel you never know if someone saw your message. To combat this we agreed in the team to use the reaction
:eyes: to indicate reading the message and reaction
:hammer_and_wrench: to indicate working on it. This is applied to all messages addressed to
We also started using the
:heavy_check_mark: to indicate completion of the task.