Of course, when your teams are relatively small and all team members office locally within the same facility, office comunication is fairly straight forward.
I always designed facilities that naturally encouraged team collaboration and assisted in maintaining the most efficient execution of our production process as possible.
Once long-term, seasoned staff members were maintained, a "brain trust" existed throughout the production department which allowed for our standards and policies to be easily and reliably assimilated by each new incoming staff member. Until this "critical mass" was created, I wrote and circulated a couple of basic department manuals; which helped answer some of the more common questions about software settings, file locations and other nuances.
Over the last couple of years, I have been in an environment where I have outsourced and hired a number of outside sub-consultants to assist on many levels of the projects I am working on. This has required me to put in place, and personally maintain, a SharePoint Server and Domain Controller.
When you host a SharePoint Server, it is necessary to consider the most secure and easiest user experience for each team member. As a result, I not only authored a "Members Only" portal home page for quick login; I created custom SharePoint website templates for each individual initiative.
For more information on how I have maintained effective communication with clients throughout Simulation productions visit the "COMMUNICATING RESULTS" supplemental section.