“As the distance between two people increases, the information communicated between them decreases dramatically – even more dramatically when they’re in different countries.”
Managing the Unmanageable (Mantle and Litchy
“The bulk of the hassle in adjusting to remote work exists as soon as you’re not sitting in the same office. The difference then beween sitting in the same city, the same coast, or even the same country is neglibible. Once you’ve formed good remote working habits, the lack of proximity between coworkers will start mattering so little that you’ll forget exactly where people are.”Remote. Office not required. (Friend and DHH)
Is productivity inversely proportional to the squared of the distance?
Distance matters, not for the sake of distance itself. Distance matters because it makes harder having ocasional personal interaction. And distance matters because it makes harder to overlap.
Good news is, the more passionate and profesional people are, the less distance affects. And working remote will allow to hire the best passionate professionals in the world
Related: “[..]is hard to find a passionate person who lacks one or the other. Find the ones with passion and you can count they’ll bring their interest and professionalism with them. ” (Interest + Professionalism = Passion)