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.

Author: chapterpresident

I have worked in the FDA since 1990 in a variety of positions. I currently serve as chapter president of NTEU Chapter 254, representing FDA employees in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.