Imagine for a moment you are a remote employee. You have a big presentation in a couple of hours and your supervisor, who is located a couple of time zones away, sends you a meeting request. She wants to have a personal conference with you by the end of the week. End of message.
What happens? Negativity bias starts to kick in. Your stress levels rise. You brain is flooded with cortisol. You start saying to yourself, “This cannot be good. What did I do wrong? Let me back track through my recent emails and conversations with the team.