And sometimes interaction isn’t quite as effective as it is in person.
“There is only so much that you can communicate through text,” said Max Sheppard, CEO of Trusted Pros, an online service that helps people find home-improvement workers.
But of them -- despite the obvious difficulties and frustrations of not having your partner there beside you on a day-to-day basis -- are really, truly happy and functional.
It really wasn't anything fancy – just a minimalist app for video calls and sending messages.
(Associated Press) NEW YORK – At more small businesses, any watercooler chat takes place in a messaging app. Among the upsides: It expands the pool of job candidates, and lowers a company’s overhead since there’s no need for a big office.
But there can be downsides, including the risk of personal and professional isolation.
And, when done right, they are the most rewarding thing in the world.
Thankfully we live in the day and age where video chats on Skype are free, easy, and readily available. It took us a couple months of long distance to figure this one out. Because of the time difference (14 hours) we Skype every morning and every evening for AT LEAST 15 minutes.