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Then, about 70% of the we give credence to after a conversation or a meeting comes from non-verbal messages, such as eye movements, smiles, postures... Tone of voice accounts for 10%. The remaining 20% are the actual words.
Recongizing the dramatic continuous improvement in new technologies and platforms that allow virtual meetings, nothing like a nice f2f meeting over a cup of coffee.
Remote work is very interesting for all parties. Some corporation has saved on office space for years, first not for remote work. IBM was doing it more than twenty years ago for its sales force, about one desk for two peoples, they were assigned a desk has the enter.
I think the current context will prove the value and limits of remote work. Will virtual meetings replace face to face? I don't think so.
There is certainly a value to remote/virtual meetings. But there is, even more, with face to face meetings.
I think it depends on the industry and the type of work that you are working on. Some companies have been applying remote working a long time ago, before Covid-19 outbreak . I think many companies will try and transform their working model that they have never thought about it.
I'm firmly in the it depends camp LOL. Are you in a "solo thinker" role, an innovation role where random interactions trigger ideas and advancements otherwise not found, is the team distributed anyway, will virtual be enough for the extroverts? Someone in our organisation said that habits and behaviors (adaptations?) take about 6 weeks to form. If we do this for 6 months will the momentum actually be enough to prevent us being forced to go back to the old way by those who prefer it (and have the power to make it so)?
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