Asynchronicity at work has become a necessary practice as employees become increasingly distributed. But how can companies achieve this model?
While synchronized collaboration and occasional in-person meetings will always play a necessary role in the workplace, remote professionals are growing to desire the ability to choose their own schedule, including when they work, where they work and how often they commute to the office.
“Asynchronous work gives people the freedom to move away from hyper-responsiveness and real-time communication towards a mode of work where they get to decide when and where to work,” said Steve Glaveski, CEO of Collective Campus.
“It is characterized by getting stuff done, without the constant chatter of meetings, Zoom calls and instant messages.”
Remote work arrangements have been a learning curve for many companies. Due to the lack of in-person interactions, leaders have relied on constant Zoom calls or Slack messages to ensure everyone is on the same page and getting their projects done.
But what would happen if workers were simply trusted to do so?
By adopting an asynchronous workplace, workers can easily keep track of projects using collaborative software like Asana, giving them a chance to see exactly what their colleagues are working on and the progress they have made.
However, there’s more to an asynchronous workforce than just project management. Workers must also be responsible for communicating when they will be in the office or not available, especially when it comes to different time zones.