From May 17th to May 19th, 2022, the product team came together at the Nextail house for a team gathering. During the three-day gathering, the product team had three main objectives: to get to know themselves, their teammates, and other Nextailers, to deepen their understanding of Nextail and its customers, and to review their communication processes. Carlos Seguin, then VP of Product, has provided a retrospect on the gathering.
Why did this gathering happen?
As a remote-first company, these gatherings are a great asset to meet, connect and have some fun with the people we work with daily. Being a remote-first company has many benefits, however, at times it can be hard. Therefore, these gatherings happen quarterly so that we can break some of the barriers that come with working from home.
Not only that, but these gatherings are also a great opportunity to review our work as a team. We took advantage of the fact that we were all together to reevaluate our processes and priorities. It is nice to reflect and strategize around a physical whiteboard and with everybody together.