Working on a Team Spread Across Time Zones

by Donna Flynn

It’s 5 p.m. at my house in Nederland, Colorado, and I remember that I have a 6–7:30 p.m. team meeting. I need to plan the family dinner around it. I head to the kitchen to prep a chicken and vegetables, timing them so they will roast and rest during my meeting and we can sit down to eat as soon as I am done. In Grand Rapids, several team members will join the meeting at 8 p.m., after their dinners and evening plans. In Hong Kong, it will be 8 a.m. and Elise and Yushi will be either at the studio or still at home, since the train commute can take a while. In San Francisco, Meike will likely call in from the Coalesse Studio. The meeting today is “no Paris” since it is 2 a.m. there ...

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