If you’re going to have an article title like that, it better be a good read.
Fortunately software engineering leader Juan Pablo Buriticá’s piece for Stripe’s Increment magazine on this topic is as eloquent and engaging as you would hope, taking in the history of remote work via the Catholic church, NASA and IBM. If that sounds like your type of thing, check out the full piece.
Amid the story-telling though, we can pick out some valuable advice for any team looking to evolve their culture to one where writing plays a greater part in communication.
It has taken nearly 2 years, but many companies are waking up to the fact that moving all that informal office communication into formal virtual meetings has been a disaster for people’s diaries and mental health. The answer is shifting some of it instead into writing, and Buriticá has some thoughts.
If you’d like to start moving more of your communication to writing, you’ll find our manager’s guide to writing here.
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