Is Firing Someone by E-Mail Less Painful

In the last panel I attended at South by Southwest, Working over the web- Managing distributed staffs, Andrew Huff of Gapers Block and Jeff Robbins of Lullabot shared what they learned about managing work relationships over the web either across town or in different timezones.

Let me mention a few things that came up in the conversation : is firing someone by e-mail less painful than face to face, how to keep in touch with your team, meetings across time zones, setting expectations with clients and teams alike, how soloing can bring a sense of loneliness, turning off the online chatter when needed, signing a contract with collaborators who don't get paid, why people are willing to work for free (on occasion), saving yourself and others from burnout.

Food for thought this Monday Work Etiquette #29

Previously: Are we selling ourselves short? Work less by charging more?

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