re: There Be Monsters in Working Remotely VIEW POST


May I add Communication? Direct against any kind of remote communication. So much easier and better.


Direct communication means you have to catch the person you want to talk to, make sure that this person has some time to talk to you. And even you are very polite, you still make an interruption. If that person is "in the flow", that's never good. Moreover, there're no traces left of what's been said.

It is so much easier to write an email :)


I didn't include communication on its own because it's a basic building block of a team. Without it, you're just not working, and this is both true in any sort of environment. I've worked on "teams" with absolutely no communication, even while their desks were next to each other. I can understand where you're coming from, though. Sometimes it'd be nice to shout a question at someone.

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