Amir Salihefendić+ Your Authors @amix3k Remote-first Founder/CEO of @doist, the company behind @todoist and @usetwist. Born in Bosnia 🇧🇦, grew up in Denmark 🇩🇰, 2x dad 😊 Mar. 07, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

0/ Remote work isn't exceptional as companies that are spread around multiple offices have done it for the last many years. The special sauce is communicating asynchronously as the default 💡 Here's a thread about why.

1/ 🌎 Communication between timezones becomes easy, which means that you can hire from anywhere in the world and truly build a stellar and diverse team.

2/ 🤔 The default communication becomes deep, thoughtful and insightful. People can respond calmly when they're ready. Deep work becomes the default way of working.

3/ 🏄‍♀️ People are happier as they don't need to plan their life around their work. For example, I can spend 2 hours with my son every morning, and nobody inside my async organization notices this.

4/ 🛑 Blocks becomes a non-issue as you are blocked by default. Everyone knows how to spend time productivity while waiting for an answer.

5/ 🤬 People have more time to reflect over things, so knee-jerk reactions become less frequent. This results in a great culture.

6/ 🌚 People can optimize their workdays on when they are most productive or most creative; instead of optimizing their workdays to a synchronized schedule.

It's also interesting that some of the most successful remote companies have implemented their own asynchronous communication tools (e.g., our Twist, Zapier's Async or Automattic's P2).

✍️ I've just published this tweetstorm on async communication as a post, with a lot more insights:

”Asynchronous Communication: The Real Reason Remote Workers Are More Productive”

 https://doist.com/blog/asynchronous-communication/ 

A big thanks go to our editor .@bkaneMN for helping with the editing 🙏


You can follow @amix3k.



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