Leo Lapworth leo at
Fri Dec 9 17:30:02 GMT 2011

For a long while I thought telecommuting would be how I ended up
working eventually.

An interesting thing for me (as a Technical manager and developer) is
that over time I've come to think that this would only really work if
the whole team/company was distributed.

It's the passing comments and discussions (we go for a walk twice a
day around the business park lake), the seeing something on someones
screen, or being able to get a quick bit of feedback when you see
someone getting up to make a cup of tea (not to mention being able to
ask for a cup of tea as they do so) that make working with a group of
people onsite so valuable to me.

If you don't have everyone remote then these comments happen... at the
physical water cooler, if everyone is remote then you can create your
virtual water cooler (IRC or what ever).

I think it really does depend on the type of business and projects,
and probably the types of people working on the project.

Just my 2 cents :)


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