Make Time To Waste Time

November 23, 2010

Chapter 6 – Staying Close When You’re Far Away

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.

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