Communicate Effectively

Communicating with virtual colleagues can feel like screaming into the wind. It takes much effort, but you’re still not sure you’re being heard. Because you’re not face to face, you won’t see the glints of recognition in their eyes when your idea lands, or catch the skeptical looks on their faces. You could spend all day replying to e-mails, and still miss a coworker’s SOS if you’re not also regularly checking texts, calls, IMs, and all the rest of the dozen other channels you use to communicate. How are you supposed to get any work done when just staying in touch requires so much time?

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to get the most out of your technology, capture your colleagues’ attention, and limit the total amount ...

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