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Have we lost the art of conversation?

By | Communications, Productivity, Uncategorized

The digital transformation has and continues to change the way in which we communicate with each other.

We use a wide range of channels to have our conversations, each with its pros and cons. I’m sure we’ve all interpreted a text message in a negative way when that certainly wasn’t the sender’s intention. Can we replace the phone call, where we are able to interpret inflection and intonation, with a quick IM?    

It can be easy to lose track of what we’ve said to who, when and on what platform. Notifications are easily dismissed making it surprisingly simple to forget to reply to that IM from Aunt Doris (that’s still all in capitals, even after many hours of Facebook Messenger tutorials). Are we forcing other generations to communicate in ways they may not even understand, just so they can have some kind of interaction with us? Are we reaching people on the channels that they feel most comfortable conversing in?

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