Many remote engineers don’t engage in casual communication. When you want to talk with someone you need to schedule time, plan out an email, or bring up a chat client and type “Hello.” This barrier can almost eliminate spontaneous conversations from your workday. You really need to make the time to waste time with your coworkers. A simple way to waste time is bad jokes. Old, overused, and downright corny jokes are a good way to waste time with people you don’t really know.
Make Time To Waste Time
Chapter 6 – Staying Close When You’re Far Away