Driving Productivity & Collaboration With Remote Working: In Conversation With Steve Heller
When choosing to work remotely, many times business leaders and managers think that they have to forfeit their power and lose productivity and collaboration to adapt to this new normal.
But in reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In our recent Expert QnA, we sat down with Steve Heller, a professional programmer with over 50 years of experience to hear his take on remote working and its pros.
Let’s see what he has to say!
About Steve Heller:
Steve Heller has been interested in programming since his junior year in high school and has been a professional programmer for over 50 years. His experience ranges from various assembly languages through C++, applied in fields ranging from financial services to firmware test engineering.
Let’s quickly get to our expert’s point of view:
1. As a President and CTO at 2Misses Corp. and a thought leader in the industry, how do you see the technology evolving in regular industries?
I believe one of the upcoming big changes in technology is the widespread adoption of persistent memory to handle big data more efficiently with lower TCO.
2. What is an exciting project that you are working on in that regard?
The TwoMisses hash table: see https://www.2misses.com/
3. We see you’ve talked about Remote Work – do you see it being sustained? What are some challenges you consider for it to be the new paradigm?
I think it will be sustained at least as long as there is a labour shortage in IT because many programmers and other IT employees much prefer it.
The challenges will include the fact that managers who don’t understand what their employees are doing will have more trouble assessing results.
4. Do you think distributed teams can bring that level of collaboration and competence?
Of course, the experience will vary depending on the team, but I don’t see any reason why it can’t be very productive.
5. What is your take on Productivity and performance that Remote teams can bring? What is your experience in this regard?
As long as any time zone issues are handled well, I wouldn’t expect to see any significant reduction in productivity or performance with remote teams.
This Expert QnA very aptly summed up how if leveraged in the right way, remote working too can be just as productive and collaborative as any other working model. We hope you found this QnA a good read.