Should remote work be asynchronous?

Many have adopted remote or hybrid working, but will they embrace asynchronous working?

Working asynchronously means working out of sync (at different times to others). Benefits of this include:

– Individuals having a better work life balance.

– Individuals being able to work during the hours they are most productive.

An argument against asynchronous working is that people won’t communicate effectively with one another, if they are not working the same hours. However, many attend too many meetings which they are not required at. According to this article, the average person sends and receives about 121 business emails a day and spends about 23% of their time on unnecessary emails. The time taken to “communicate” in this manner, is using up valuable time where employees could be productive.

In order to improve communication in general across your organisation. and enable asynchronous working, try using the following:

Shared task boards – Having shared task boards enables everyone to see the actions taken on a project. Upload meeting notes to projects, so those who aren’t able to attend don’t miss out. We, at Make Happy, are loving using Hive to keep track of our projects.

Shared working space – Try using Google Docs, or a Miro board to collaborate with one another at different times.

To find some more ways to hack hybrid working and help your teams connect in the new working environment, click here.