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Asynchronous Communication

Constant effective communication is the core of remote work. What does Asynchronous Communication mean? This is the transmission of data without using a clock signal that external. Data is then transmitted intermittently instead of being transmitted in a steady stream. In remote work, asynchronous communication means two people can effectively communicate without them being present at the exact time.

There is plenty of asynchronous communication in a remote work setting. Examples of this kind of communication include Facebook Messenger, Emails, WhatsApp, Slack, Trello, and Microsoft Teams. With these communication tools, you can easily embrace asynchronous communication for your remote team. Communication is done without the presence of the other party (recipient). These tools allow users to activate message notifications or mute them when you are away from your workstation.

Thanks to the internet and various digital communication tools, supervisors can use asynchronous communication more often. Well, most people working remotely tend to use asynchronous communication more often than they know. The good thing about asynchronous communication is that it enhances flexibility in communication. However, it needs to be used effectively to avoid misunderstanding and vagueness.