Zoom work relationships are a lot harder to build – unless you can pick up on colleagues' nonverbal cues
By Nancy R. Buchan, Associate Professor of International Business, University of South Carolina
Wendi L. Adair, Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Waterloo
Xiao-Ping Chen, Philip M. Condit Endowed Chair Professor in Business Adminstration, University of Washington
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Workers who communicate with their colleagues mainly through videoconferencing are far less effective at building relationships than when the communication is done face to face, according to a study we recently completed and just submitted for peer review. We also found two important ways employees can overcome the downside of video meetings.
Workers in our study reported a sharp deterioration…
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- Tuesday, January 19, 2021