Wayne, I really liked your post. I liked the point/counter-point between your point of view and that of Mr. Phillips.
While I generally agree with your assessment, if a team thinks it can be effective working remotely, why not let them give it a try.
If we are able to adequately measure the team’s output, why not let that be the only measure of effectiveness? If we think that the team could accomplish more face to face, let’s raise the bar and see if they can still deliver remotely. If they can’t, the team should decide that they need to be face to face. If output is the only measure, let the team decide how to get there.
What do you think?
I agree with your point. However, at this time I don’t have an adequate measure of the teams output. I am measuring throughput and completion duration, but don’t have enough history yet. Once I have a baseline then I can start making changes and measuring the results.
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