The Future of Telecommuting
Yonatan Zunger
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Here’s my question about what happens “around” meetings. I’ve been in lots of meetings in person that could have easily been handled remotely w/out travel. I’ve done lots of asynchronous work online that doesn’t need to be location based. But what I’ve noticed in face to face meetings is stuff comes up before and after, often w/ just a couple people that you talk about things that you hadn’t planned to discuss but “Since I’ve got you here ….”

Sure some of this would have risen to the level of scheduling another meeting if we were not physically together. But some may not have, or even if they did, the wait would have diminished quality of communication.

For those who work this way on a regular basis, how have you dealt with this situation? Is it a problem, or just ignored?

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