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Is E-mail Human Contact?

19 Feb

 

For your consideration, an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal entitled Bosses Say “Pick” Up The Phone” 

 

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Online Courtesy

13 Mar

Many of these blogs have focused on the downside of electronic communications, not only is discourtesy a problem but some people are losing their face-to-face communication skills.  A recent article in Success.com suggests a set of simple rules to improve courtesy in online communications. Here are some links if you want to see the breadth of this issue.

Success.con presents a list of mobile manners:

http://www.success.com/articles/2192-thumbs-down-to-a-lack-of-mobile-manners

Research shows excessive dependence on e-coms hinders communication:

https://langhorne.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/technology-conversation-leadership/

Lots of rudeness going around:

https://langhorne.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/rudeness-online/

Be careful what you share, TMI (too much information) can damage relationships:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/jobs/sharing-too-much-information-in-the-workplace.html?_r=0

This is a high form of discourtesy and a say/do ratio (i.e. trust) breaker:

https://langhorne.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/%E2%80%9Csorry-i%E2%80%99m-late%E2%80%9D-how-texting-damages-relationships/

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