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Communication Boom

Team communication has increased by 50 percent in the last 20 years. We spend an average of three hours a day working on emails. On an average, Slack users send about 200 messages in a day.

This near constant communication hampers work productivity, with video calls, one-on-one meetings, e-mail and team chat leaving little room for actual work.

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Back-to-back video calls, all-day team chats combined with an expectation of immediate response is taking its toll on people trying to work from home.

  • Asynchronous communication is when we send a message (such as emails) without expecting an immediate response. The recipient can take hours to answer it.

  • Synchronous (or real-time) communication is when you and the other person are engag...

This requires managers to:

The overhead of real-time communication leads to:

  1. More control over the workday, and on how we structure our lifestyle due to flexible work hours.
  2. High-quality responses due to workers having the time to think, reflect, and provide insightful ideas.
  3. Better coordination and planning, leading to less stressful teamwork.

While face-to-face connections are important, make sure that zoom meetings, phone calls and other real-time communication are not the rule, but an exception.

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