I have enjoyed reading The Year Without Pants and Scott Berkun’s perspectives on working at Automattic, the maker of WordPress.
He shares how collaboration and communication happen at a virtual company with people spread all over the planet. How fun that communication was so open and email is the lowest form of communication.
Having your thoughts and meetings out loud for the world, typed, and accessible makes everyone accountable and gets the noise out of inefficient meetings.
A lot of companies out there would benefit greatly if they considered other possible platforms to facilitate communciation.