What we call “colocation” used to be just “going to the office.” A group of people, in one place, working on one thing.But, with the rise of communication tools that enabled people to work from anywhere, the idea of a distributed workforce gained prominence.

This was due in part because it would cut costs and raise productivity, and because it provided a tool to accelerate recruiting when organizations struggled to hire exceptional people fast enough.We are starting to see the pendulum swing back in favor of colocation.

This happens as organizations discover that software engineering focused on innovation, product development or core business strategy is best developed, in terms of cost and outcomes, by an engineering team, in one place, working on one thing.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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