You've been logged out of GDC Vault since the maximum users allowed for this account has been reached. To access Members Only content on GDC Vault, please log out of GDC Vault from the computer which last accessed this account.

Click here to find out about GDC Vault Membership options for more users.


The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

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

Did you know free users get access to 30% of content from the last 2 years?

Get your team full access to the most up to date GDC content

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