People sitting in the office naturally collaborate in an unscheduled, impromptu manner. In remote work, we usually feel the need to collaborate more intentionally to compensate for those brief, ad hoc interactions. Hence, employees can become overwhelmed with collaboration intensity and context switching.
Without the redefined team collaboration principles, the team can suffer from collaboration overload (cognitive, physical, emotional), paradoxical weaker sense of belonging and safety, and little time for quality deep work on complex, more strategic or innovative topics. This can result in harm to mental and physical health, burnout, lower engagement, higher employee attrition and lower productivity and quality of work.
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