As we’ve written about before, our team is the architect of their day and that includes deciding when is the right time for them to be in the office. Our physical space is set up so that we can work collaboratively and have a home base. As you’ll read, we approach our work in the hopes that it is accessible to us anywhere.
This teaches two things:
That files should always be backed up
That all data should be accessible from anywhere without issue
How do we make this happen?
Rainfall uses Dropbox for all storage.
Studies have proven repeatedly that traditionally “collaborative” environments like open offices and brainstorm sessions are the nemesis of productivity, and we strongly agree.
The actual “work” that we create requires hours of uninterrupted focus from our team members, and as a team, we must trust that every individual will complete their tasks at the agreed upon pace. This trust eliminates the “need” for constant oversight, and simplifies project management to daily standup meetings and periodic reviews.
For younger designers who typically receive continuous oversight, the larger blocks of time are specifically designed to form habits of iteration and variation. Rather than seeking guidance when hitting a wall, we suggest forming a completely new direction, as is the natural process of our more senior staff.