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How asynchronous communication could change your workday

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Asynchronous communication is when the exchanges of information among colleagues, clients or businesses do not happen in real-time, but whenever the other person is able to communicate. Our workdays are already filled with async communication (like email) but the pandemic has for...

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Remote work involves asynchronous communication, but also involves Zoom check-in meetings and real-time messaging, making it a hybrid activity.

The pandemic has forced async communication on various companies which are now facing the pros and cons.

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  • The main advantage of async communication is that it enables deep thinking, as the expectation of someone responding immediately isn’t there.
  • People can work in ‘flow’ mode and then schedule a time to communicate at their own convenience.
  • New joiners are easy to get on boa...

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  • Async communication blurs the line between work and home, something that already became fuzzy since smartphones came(starting with the Blackberry, for those who remember them).
  • There is a feeling of disconnection from the rest of the team members, with the interactions lacking visu...

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Both Async and Sync communication is necessary in a workplace.

As real-time communication is necessary to boost team morale, employee engagement and creative brainstorming, we cannot rely on only asynchronous communication. The manager needs to balance the communication me...

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