I’ve spent the day communicating with people in different cities in varying parts of the world.
One of them is an integral part of my team, but in reality, no one would know we weren’t sharing an office.
The modern world of interconnectivity means that we no longer have to sit with our co-workers in the same room from 9-5, 5 days a week. We don’t have to be in the same state, country or time zone, as long as we are working towards the same, unified goal as someone else, we are part of a team.
As we interact more with computers and less face-to-face, the art of communicating through our keyboards is more important than ever. Skype, Facebook and other online tools are working to create a richer online communication experience – at very reasonable prices – but it is still a very different experience.
Being flexible, organised and communicating well means your team can be as dynamic and disparate and effective as any locally united group.
And you can work in your pyjamas if you want to.