A World at Equilibrium

Have you ever found yourself in conference call hell? The brightest and the best have gathered around the sacred object (aka the phone) and no one seems capable of connecting all the parties. Then “more” savvy people are quickly brought in, hoping to perform the miracle of connecting all callers, including those on mobile phones.  This is not to mention that when the mobile callers join, you’re anxious that they will bring with them the sounds of a noisy street, train station, or café.

 The reality is that conference calls are a good thing for communication, certainly better than emails, but you still might be missing nuances revealed in body language.  That’s where video technology comes in.  It’s so advanced, that with an inexpensive computer video camera, usually included in new computers these days, you can easily use video phone services like Skype™ for free!  It’s a perfect way to use technology to make sure the personal touch is still there. 

 The world likes harmony, which tends to be enhanced with proper communication. So create that equilibrium in the work place by balancing the personal with technology.  Video conferencing is a place to start … now we just need to work on our obsession with handheld devices … Crackberry anyone?

All my best to you,



“Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.”  
  – Stephen Hawking
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