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#48: How to design remote work

vaughn2nd January 2021 at 2:55pm

This issue is about how to [design] [remote work] so that it also happens to build teams that are tighter-knit and more effective at adaptation and innovation.

The main design principles are to use open-ended roles and negotiated joining. These are forcing functions for making as much as possible of the team's routine work useful in demonstrating individual team members' interests and abilities, and for making the evaluation of work product central to team work life.

The effect of open-endedness is to create teams in which members know in great detail what their colleagues are good at doing because everyone has continually tested and observed evidence of everyone else’s capabilities and inclinations.

You can find it here: #48: How to design remote work