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Distributed Office Politics

This week I spoke with TechCrunch about one facet of distributed work that differs from physical offices — the idea of “office politics.” I can’t claim that distributed work will solve everyone’s personal differences, but I do think it relieves some of the pressures that might come from forced cohabitation and environments that are prone to interruption. They also have some great points from Jason Fried and and Wade Foster.

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Definitely on point. Office politics in a distributed team are completely different than backstabbing and drama at the office.

Still, certain cases pertain, most notably taking credit on the behalf of another team member or reporting them without the appropriate context. But an office environment can cause a catastrophic sequence of seemingly minor nuisances (like temperature, light, clothing, odor) which soon escalate to a major problem.

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