How to Ace WFH Set-up: The STU Way

August 13, 2020

Who would have known? We are as clueless as you. Last year, everything was doing well, but then 2020 shifted gears. Some companies have to bid goodbye, others barely struggle to survive. Offices became empty, bedside tables transformed into office desks. The world has changed, so as our work set-up. 

It?s been four months and Startechup has successfully tread the tide. We are not a perfect company but we, thus far, have continually evolved into a more dynamic team, for us to safely say, that we are acing the work from home set-up. 

Here?s how. 

1. Use of Proper Communication Tools

While it is known that communication is necessary to maximise productivity, choosing the best tool that best compliments your developers? and company?s needs should not be  tolerated. Luckily, Startechup utilized the best tools and methods to improve communication, some of them created internally.

Tool #1. Project Management App

The web/mobile app integrates Trello to update and organise tasks, Slack for real-time communication between the client, the developers and the Management and Bitbucket to keep the team updated for whatever changes and implementations related to a project code base.

Tool #2. Project Time Tracker

This web app takes track of our developers? time dedicated to different projects. It also automates our bi-weekly emails – weekly plan and wrap-up – for efficient communication of updates and progresses.

The app also enables our developer to jump from one project to another with ease without losing track of time.

But, wait! Though these apps are internally-made and personalized, the tools that are being utilized and integrated here are readily available for use – Trello, Slack and other email services. All you need to do is create a plan to organize communication within your company.

2. Company Support

The pandemic has caused lives, jobs and relationships. Many suffered and still are. In the middle of this crisis, to whom do you ask for help? To whom do you gather strength from? Who do you run to?

Luckily for us, our company has been ever since our source of hope and support – from giving out pocket wifis to make sure we stay connected at home, handing out bikes for transportation, and distributing food packs – fruits and vegetables – so the team need not go out and avoid and lessen the risk of contracting the virus.