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New developments in technology and dissemination of computer networks are changing the way people communicate in work environments. While previous research has emphasized “the importance of proximity in collaborative efforts,” current business-communication trends are carried out at a distance, using computers, including email, messengers, voice, and videoconferencing. In Virtual Meetings, we discuss the unique challenges and benefits of holding virtual meetings, and include tips for holding them successfully. In Collaboration Software, we discuss some software options that can aid in distance collaboration. In Informal Communication, we discuss how distance collaboration changes the way we informally communicate and how this affects the quality of our teams and the work we produce.