Remote work requires communicating more, but less frequently

Remote work requires a shift in communication methods. Instead of constant, synchronous interactions, remote workers should embrace asynchronous communication which allows for more reflection, research, and synthesis. By taking the time to think and distill ideas before sharing them, the quality and clarity of communication improves, ultimately increasing overall throughput. Choosing the appropriate medium for each message, writing clearly and comprehensively, and recording engaging videos are some tips for effective communication in remote work. It is important to communicate proactively, regularly, and asynchronously, using synchronous communication only for urgent matters. Through asynchronous communication, remote workers can optimize for throughput and flow.

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