Ask anyone who works with teams remotely and they’ll tell you it’s tough. Teamwork is hard enough when you’re sitting shoulder-to-shoulder alongside your coworkers in the same room where you can see, hear and understand what’s happening. But when you’re working remotely, a new set of issues can pop up:
Conversations by phone can sound like gibberish as people talk over each other.
You’re unable to see the whiteboard if you’re the one working off site.
The phone or video connection is inconsistent, often breaking the conversation flow or worse, completely disconnecting you.
You make a comment while on the phone, and then everyone in the room goes silent – have they just forgotten you were there or are they rolling their eyes?
Does this sound familiar?