Why We Need Strategies for Working Remotely: the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Panel Series
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Exascale Computing Project’s Interoperable Design of Extremescale Application Software (IDEAS-ECP) team launched the panel series Strategies for Working Remotely. The panels facilitate informal, cross-organizational dialog. In a time of pandemic, we increasingly need to reach across perceived boundaries to learn from each other, so that we can move beyond stand-alone silos to more connected multidisciplinary and multi-organizational teams of teams configurations. This State of the Practice contribution argues that the unplanned transition to remote work, overuse of electronic communication, and need to unlearn habits associated with an overreliance on face-to-face, have created unique opportunities to learn from the situation and accelerate cross-institutional cooperation and collaboration through informal community dialog.