Friday, June 22, 2007

Telepresence



From Continuity Central: According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, three of the key business trends for the next 15 years will be globalisation, atomisation (businesses fragmenting into smaller and more distributed operational units) and knowledge management... Recent research from occupational psychologists Pearn Kandola has shown that while dispersed teams may take... an average of 17 weeks to overcome the lack of trust created between multi-cultural teams due to ‘virtual silences’ – a failure to respond immediately to e-mail and voice messages – and a lack of face-to-face conversation... The take up of technologies such as telepresence, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telepresence] instant messaging and video over IP will help to address many of these communication problems.

Here's the irony: Being visibly online but not wanting to be contacted.

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