1,461skywakeSun 30th May 2021 @WoomyNNYes @TheJGG I would think that a company like Nintendo would be pretty well prepared for working remotely. The kinds of infrastructure you'd have in place to collaborate on a software development project would also allow remote work. And that same infrastructure can, and would, be used to share/collaborate all kinds of assets from all sorts of artists. There'd be edge cases where it'd be a lot harder, like recording live music, but in general they'd be well prepared for this. There would've been some early adjustment in the first couple of months. You'd need to make sure that people had the equipment they needed to work from home for example. You would also have the added complications of having to worry about people's home network and possibly having to deal with VPNs and so on. So that would've put them a bit behind at the start of last year. But once you've got it setup, speaking from experience, if anything people are probably slightly more productive. Sure it's easier for miscommunication when everyone's WFH and it doesn't really suit intensely collaborative work. And, IMO, there's a tendency for work to sometimes devolve into a series of video calls. But with no commute you can be more flexible with your start and finish times. If there's something you need to focus on you can, IMO, more easily shut out the world and work on it. Also now that everyone has discovered WFH is an option sick days will largely disappear. Because if you're just a bit sick instead of toughing it out, going into the office and spreading it everywhere you can stay at home. And if you're a bit on the edge of being too sick to work you can see how you go working from home rather than doing that thing were you try to figure out at 7AM in the morning if you're sick enough to take a sick day or not.... tl;dr: I would be surprised if Nintendo's productivity has been impacted much. They're software developers, they're not a tourism operator or restaurant chain Edited on Sun 30th May, 2021 @ 08:09 by skywake Some Aussie musics: Pond, TFS, Genesis Owusu "Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"