Comparison

Onsite Work

What is best done onsite:
  • Brainstorming
  • Bumping into each othe rfor casual quick conversations
  • Rubbing shoulders
    • Easier to spark ideas
  • Meetings
  • Quick clarification
What is best not done onsite:
  • Sometimes focus
  • Taking a break
Helps with:
  • Focus
    • Sometimes it helps to be around other poeple to work
    • Especialy if you need the motivation and focus of others
Benefits of working onsite:
  • Socializing
  • Brainstorming
  • Easier to ask questions
  • Easier to achieve breadth and depth
  • Learning good habits from other people
  • Peer pressure from other people
Problems with working onsite:
  • Have to share a location and schedule with other people
  • Peer pressure from other people
  • Can be intense
    • Need to defuse once in a while

Remote Work

What is best done remotely:
  • Research
  • Exploration
What is best not done remotely:
  • Brainstorming
  • Meetings
What can be done remotely:
  • Quick clarification
  • Research
  • Execution
What can not be done remotely:
  • Brainstorming
  • Meeting
Requires:
  • Independence
  • Self Driven
  • Self accountable
  • Good habits
Benefits of working remotely:
  • Work whenever or wherever I want
    • Time/schedule
    • Location
  • Isolation
  • No peer pressure from other people
Problems with working remotely:
  • Socializing
  • Isolation
  • I can't carry the equipment that I work best on
  • Can only achieve either breadth or depth
  • Harder to learn from others
  • Slave to your bad habits
  • No peer pressure from other people
What questions can be asked remotely:
  • Quick yes/no answers.
  • Solutions which can be copied or pasted
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