Do you miss water-cooler conversations with your remote team mates?

Rucha Joshi
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Social conversations not related to work are really important for bonding with your teammates. With remote work casual chats and small talks have reduced. Has that made a difference to your connection with your team? PS: We launched - Conversations by Thursday today, for this very pain point. Would love to get your feedback on it https://www.producthunt.com/post...

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Shreya R Nambiar
Content Marketer
When the Pandemic hit and remote working became popular, I was on an extended leave. New to my job, I didn't get a chance to be social with my colleagues. I bonded with them over Slack chats. Audio messages are particularly fun. But I miss chatting with them face-to-face.
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Rucha Joshi
Product Design + Research
@shreya_r_nambiar Audio messages are great but yes don't compare to face time with people. Given the situation I still feel prefer the flexibility of remote work though. how about you?
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Shreya R Nambiar
Content Marketer
@rucha_joshi8 Me too. Nothing can beat the flexibility that comes with remote working.
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Shreya R Nambiar
Content Marketer
@rucha_joshi8 Hi Rucha, if you don't mind, I have DMed you on Twitter about Product Hunt launch.
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Maxwell Davis
Launching Something Soon 🚀
Yes and no. Yes because I miss the social interaction. No because it wastes so much time!
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WJ
Music. Pictures. Words.
@maxwellcdavis Exactly. Sometimes I feel like I didn't do anything because the conversations distracted me for a longer time.
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Rucha Joshi
Product Design + Research
@maxwellcdavis @w_j That's a really interesting take. I would often plug into the headphones when I needed more focused work but definitely enjoyed the the conversations which yes could lead to slight delays but made my work life more enjoyable. But I would not trade remote work for anything - instead look for or create solutions for some of the pains :)
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WJ
Music. Pictures. Words.
@maxwellcdavis @rucha_joshi8 :) In my case delays aren't slight. i think i struggle to focus more than many people. so once i start the day at a good pace, it's more likely to go better later on than if i start by talking about the news. and yes, headphones do the job :)
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