david at cantrell.org.uk
Sun Dec 11 20:46:57 GMT 2011
On Fri, Dec 09, 2011 at 05:23:40PM +0000, Adrian Howard wrote:
> On 9 Dec 2011, at 13:16, David Cantrell wrote:
> > This idea that with the right magic pixie dust teleworking can be made
> > to work regardless of the company, the colleagues, and the employee is a
> > nice idea, but I have seen no evidence whatsoever that it is true.
> A whole bunch of CSCW and social science folk have looked at how teams produce work, and distributed teams come out worse and so called "radically colocated" teams come out best ("war room" type setups where everybody on a project in in the same room).
Of course, if your people are made of pure Awesomium then you might be OK
with taking that performance hit because you're still coming out ahead
despite your people being in Narsarsuaq and Tataouine compared to if
you'd employed less awesome people happy to work with you in a damp
basement in Preston.
David Cantrell | Minister for Arbitrary Justice
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