The Honeymoon
It starts off so well.
Every-one knows what they have to do - yes of course they understand. Schedules are agreed, lines of communication are mapped and shared, remote access, VPNs and hardware are sorted.
The first day there's quite a bit of banter on the WhatsApp group - the photograph of the cat on the keyboard, a bit of frustration about slow downloads, but it's going great. But by day three, the silence is deafening...

So you request a status report:
Worker A comes back to saying that due to technical issues, they only received the information this morning, and won't be done by tomorrow's deadline.
Worker B says they sent you a draft yesterday and is awaiting your feedback.
Worker C is silent. Too silent.

Relieved that at least some-one is doing something, you dredge Worker B's document out of your junk folder, and discover that they have done two excellent days of work, on last year's data.

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