Water Cooler Effect

Mark Suster writes The Power of “In Person” — Why Distributed Teams are Less Effective about the importance of in-person communications in an early-stage Startup. I have worked in an office, then been a remote employee (an effective one, I like to think) of two post-scaling companies. I fully agree with Mark’s arguments: the dynamics of in-person communications are hugely important, especially at an early stage when you are defining what your company is actually doing.

The comments Mark attracks also rock: one commenteer states “It’s too hard to move the needle, or even be poked by the needle, if you aren’t in the room.” Well said.