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Session Name: Game Devs WFH Microtalk: Deepening Awareness Amidst Transition: Collective Care for Remote Teams
Speaker(s): Brandon R. Smith
Company Name(s): Electronic Arts
Track / Format: Production & Team Management
Overview: How well your team adapts to change is on the mind of every manager and team lead; the insecurity and uncertainty around whether or not you can hold things together, how to do it, or even where to begin. So when you know your team is under stress and there are no instruction manuals available, what should you do?Find out when Brandon R. Smith of Electronic Arts, shares his Adaptability Checklist for Remote Teams; designed to make sure your team stays aligned, on track, and in sync while missing the tactile interactions of the office setting.Through the exploration of your team's Internal Engagement Model, cooperation efforts, and a re-calibration of what's important, the audience will better understand where to look for communication gaps as well as how to foster a higher functioning team that's more trusting and empathetic.B.R. Smith himself looks to organizational psychology and the social sciences for leadership inspiration, so you are sure to leave this talk with ideas of your own for the best way to keep your team positive and productive.

GDC Summer 2020

Brandon R. Smith

Electronic Arts

free content

Production & Team Management

Production