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Asynchronous Communication: The Real Reason Remote Workers Are More Productive

"While I think remote work is the future, I believe that asynchronous communication is an even more important factor in team productivity, whether your team is remote or not."

Study after study after study into remote work has made one thing clear: Remote workers are more productive than their office-bound counterparts.

What’s not entirely clear is why.

Yes, people gain back time (and sanity) by avoiding rush hour commutes. They avoid the distractions of the office. They regain a sense of control over their workdays. They have more time to dedicate to family, friends, and hobbies.

But apart from the commute, all of those benefits aren’t necessarily the result of location independence, but rather the byproduct of asynchronous communication β€” giving employees control over when they communicate with their teammates.

Remote workers are more productive than office workers and this could be mostly a byproduct of asynchronous communication. @doist is building a Slack alternative around this async logic so teams can organize their conversations into threads instead of chatting on a Slack channel.

You can always go back to a thread and read it (also helpful for new team members). You can't do that in Slack.
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