Why Does Writing Matter in Remote Work?
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Why Does Writing Matter in Remote Work?

Tim Casasola, 2020

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In a remote work environment, one skill becomes particularly important: Writing. Shifting more work-related interactions to written communications has several advantages, argues product strategist Tim Casasola. He offers some best practices that will help you succeed in a team that increasingly rely on the written word.

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Great writing makes remote work more efficient.

Having strong writing skills is a particular asset for remote workers. Great writing saves time and allows for a more efficient flow of information. For example, if a team is dispersed across multiple time zones, some team members may not be able to participate in a meeting. If nobody took minutes, those absent team members would then need to spend additional time scheduling and conducting a catch-up meeting. Writing up a good meeting summary saves a team hours in unnecessary follow-ups.

Similarly, writing can help teams avoid holding nonessential meetings ...

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Tim Casasola is a product strategist at Sanctuary Computer. 


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