Talking to a Ghost

Virtual communication is increasingly replacing conference room communication. The corporate world is slowly becoming aware of the benefits of communicating virtually. It saves precious executive and staff time and a ton of money in unspent travel expenses, just to mention  a few of the many features VC offers.

Does that sound like the quadrature of the circle for business communication? Not quite, in most cases a few edges are left to be smoothed, especially at the beginning when the concept is introduced. But altogether it’s a great step forward in team building.

Many people find it weird talking to a screen, it feels like talking to a ghost. However, it doesn’t take much time, and with some practice most people will begin to feel comfortable with this concept.

Where training is really necessary is in the area of methods and styles, how people work together over distances, how quick and efficient team-building can be accomplished and how to cope with technical and cultural diversity.

Recently, Scatterwork ran a pilot with a near live-like project simulation and participants from Switzerland and India. The participants had not know each other before. One of them made her impressions (albeit only in German) public in a blog, which we’d like to share with you.

If you’d like to learn more about Scatterwork Virtual Communication Training Programs and this project simulation, contact Scatterwork Marketing.

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