Remote Worker Tips for Better CollaborationRecently an article popped up on LinkedIn from Ryan Hoover (, that discussed many of the issues telecommuters or remote workers face.

The problems he listed:

  • Loneliness
  • Disconnecting
  • Distractions
  • Watercooler Serendipity
  • Communication
  • Respect

Some of them I can agree with and I wrote about my own issues with remote working here. I certainly covered communication, distractions, and disconnecting issues.

Loneliness isn’t really an issue for me. I think a lot of that depends on the person. It takes a certain mindset and personality to enjoy telecommuting and not feel lonely. If you are a person who needs a lot of interaction with other people, it probably won’t work well for you on the loneliness front.

The respect issue seems to come up more when your team is all in one office and you are one of the very few telecommuters. I have been in conference calls where…

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