These are the 7 reasons why working from home can make you a better communicator

There is a scene in the movie Ray when Jamie Foxx describes to Kerry Washington how turning one sense off heightens others. In this case, because Ray Charles was blind, he could turn his focus to the sound of the hummingbird outside the restaurant’s window. I’m not blind like Charles, but I felt like I experienced something similar to cutting off one of my senses when I took on a new work challenge this year.

For the better part of a year, I’ve been—like 55% of today’s workforceworking remotely full-time. When you work remotely, you quickly become aware of your isolation. Your teammates can hear you on calls and talk to you over Slack or e-mail, but they can’t physically see you. They can’t see you working at your desk, in the conference room for the meeting, and they can’t stop by for a casual chat on their way to the elevator.

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