Asynchronous working environments make it easier to divide up time

In an asynchronous-by-default working environment, there are few fixed sync points (meetings, pair programming, …), which makes dividing time between work and non-work tasks easier.

Some non-work tasks are essential (e.g. cleaning, laundry, taking out trash, grocery shopping, preparing food), but can be difficult to plan in a synchronous working environment.

Having the freedom to decide when to perform creative work is important (see Offices and creativity are at odds).

Note last edited November 2023.