Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Teleconferences:How Humans Should Not Communicate!
Yesterday, I got to "participate" in a teleconference. Definition of this is apparently; The most important person(the boss) talks and everyone else listens or agrees. A meeting without body language or observing the attendees reactions is worthless- a memo would have served the same purpose. We as a species have never had more tools to communicate with- and have never been worse at it. When was the last time you wrote anything in longhand, besides signing a note, or card? The handwriting 100 yrs ago was better than ours, mainly because it had to be! With our new technology, we may be losing something we might need again someday.