Summary of The Tools and Tricks that Let Ars Technica Function Without a Physical Office

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More and more companies take advantage of online collaboration tools to optimize workflow within geographically dispersed teams. Companies that are still in the early stages of experimenting with remote work models can take cues from Ars Technica, a news platform whose team of writers and editors have been operating without a physical office for more than two decades. In an informative post, the website’s senior technology editor Lee Hutchinson shares how his employer has turned remote teamwork into a success story. The best practices he shares will be valuable for newsroom collaborators and remote teams everywhere.

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Lee Hutchinson is senior technology editor at Ars Technica.


Ars Technica’s virtual team uses a range of common applications to manage their daily workflow.

Ars Technica has been an all-digital newsroom from its inception in 1998. Writers all specialize in their own niches and manage the content they produce independently. Ars Technica lets its employees choose their own hardware – as long as it’s secure and up-to-date. Email remains the preferred tool for official communications. The enduring advantage of email is that it’s reliable and leaves a written record of the conversations. Most important, emails don’t cause work interruptions, and they allow recipients to respond in their own time.

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