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1 advantage which colocated teams have over remote teams is being together in the same place— this builds chemistry by exchanging pheromones.
pheromones are the hinges which pull big doors of body language which in turn builds rapport faster and deeper than any amount of mere verbal communication will do
even when a leader is speaking to a thousand people from behind the podium
their body is producing powerful pheromones which are felt by people around them
these people then in turn produce similar pheromones
this is how everyone in the audience can feel the connection to the speaker
which is why even the most famous remote-first companies do regular retreats
Even in all-remote teams, at least 1 meet up per season will be determined as the minimum—soon in future and the hypothesis is biological
with changing seasons, our bodies shift how they adapt to changing temperatures, sunlight and humidity—if a team will meet just before a season changes, as their bodies adjusts to the new season it will have absorbed the pheromonic imprint of the team mates and shall remain with the person till the end of the season, easily.