Remote work isn’t the enemy

Excerpted from LinkedIn Daily Rundown published on June 1, 2018.

Man on a couch with notebook computer on lapDespite criticism of the remote work model, effective collaboration has more to do with a team’s communication style than where workers are located, according to Northeastern’s Christoph Riedl and Carnegie Mellon’s Anita Williams Woolley. Teams that embrace “bursty” communication — concentrated exchanges with little lag time between responses — perform better than those that let conversations drag. The bursts allow group members to quickly agree on goals and focus on working rather than talking. • Here’s what people are saying.