I watched this TED talk by Sherry Turkle over Christmas. It is tempting to view it as an attack on all e-channels, SM, sms, email, webcasts, take your pick. I view it as a call for balance and the avoidance of a damaging and dogmatic lurch in favour of all things electronic over choosing to enjoy where we are, what we are doing and who we are with.
It contains the chilling phrase, “Connected but alone”. It is stupendous and helped focus things I have been ruminating on for a while.
It relates to conscious choices I am making about how and when to use all electronic forms of communication.
I will come back to this topic. The next post is about corporate communications. I realised recently that good communication isn’t just about corporate effectiveness, it is necessary to fulfil responsibilities that managers have for the mental health and well being of their staff. Read the insightful series led by Alison Chisnell at thehrjuggler.wordpress.com for more on that. It’s quite an education.
I would love to know what you think. Electronically here, or over a beer if you prefer.