2020 Virtual Fall Networks Conference - How to Make Distance Work Work: Collaborating Virtually

We have been studying distance work for 30 years, from large world-wide scientific collaboratories, to corporate teams with members in different office locations to people always working from home. A number of things you get for free when you are collocated are missing in distance work, like opportunities to know your teammates enough to build trust, knowing what each other is working on by looking over their shoulders to their monitors at work, to them knowing what you are working on, and maybe where others are having trouble and could use some help. In simple words, you are blind and invisible. We will illustrate these difficulties and list a number of actions you and your team mates can take to alleviate these difficulties. Some solutions are technologies; some solutions are social practices surrounding these. Our goal is to help you make your distance work work.

Logged in IRI members can watch the recording here: https://www.pathlms.com/iri-learningcenter/events/485/event_sections/119...