Today’s article comes from Katerina Bohle Carbonell of NetNigma. NetNigma helps remote teams develop healthy collaboration patterns by analyzing how information is passed on between team members. They combine information about communication between team members with company and cultural values to discover better ways for team members to collaborate.
I started to work on a remote team in 2011. My boss, the project manager, just moved back to the US. Great, I thought. The first project manager quit to follow his partner to the UK. The second one moves to the other side of the world, leaving me – only a junior researcher – to liaison between her and the other team members spread across different buildings in the city.
Then I decided to spend nearly a year in the US. My next boss was great, but his absence was noticeable and my current supervisor was on sabbatical. Strangely, that made her more accessible.