While reading the post/comments on an online conversation about non-collocated teams, I felt the need to summarise my views on the discussion separately.
If you don’t believe that non-collocation is a challenging impediment, here are 3 videosto prove that they are.. ALWAYS.
Emails in Real Life
A Conference call in Real Life
Oh you want to do a Video Conferencing? How about all other participants?
You having a lightning fast internet connection doesn’t help remaining participants with speed as low as 2Mbps or worse.
A Video Conference Call in Real Life
Let’s look at the Solutions, to make it work !
Preserving Normality When You Can
- Stay in contact
- Talk about the mundane, little things
- Visit Often
- Get to know each other
- Remember non-collated team members are humans
- Support each other, even over the distance
- Create trust
- Be committed to each other
- Don’t do anything irrational just because you’re angry or upset about something they’ve said or done
Doing Things Together and Bonding
- Share something
- Do the same things at the same time
- Learn together
- Make each other feel special
- Pursue common interests
- Create connection
Setting Expectations and Boundaries
- Discuss the nature of your relationship
- Talk through doubts, uncertainty, and fear together.
- Remain positive.
- Have reasonable expectations.
Truth about this Article
Being non-collocated is a challenge and is a reality that we all have to face in this digital world. A long distance relationship have very similar impediments but because we give a shit and we love that person, we try our best to maintain it.
The truth about this article is –
ALL of it’s content are copy/pasted from this Original Source .
This original article is about “Long Distance Relationship“ and how we can do our best to keep our loved one closer. After all, that’s all we can do to maintain a healthy relation.
Non-collocation is an Impediment with solutions, exactly like… Long Distance Relationship !
Thankfully, we already know how to deal with those impediments from our personal life experiences. Apply them. The goal is to remove those impediments gradually so the long distance stays a temporary work around. Please don’t make the mistake of asking people work in non-collocated teams for too long.