E-motional BusinessVirtual World: Real Relationships
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How can we make real connections in a virtual working world? Meet, communicate and create? It's time to find our place in the digital economy. Is this the age of technology or the age of living differently? Technology changes the PACE at which we move, the way we spend our TIME, the SPACE we choose to be in and the DEPTH of the relationships we have. Feeling connected or disconnected? As the pace gathers and lines of communication blur, we need to adjust our working relationships to the faster time and networked space of the wired world. And in the end, beyond the technology, it's all about connecting with people. But where does the virtual world end, and where do we begin? Who do we become in the e-world? With demand and response time being instantaneous, are we defined by what we do rather than how we do it?
- What does this wired world mean for the way we work with people?
- What sort of working relationships will emerge in e-world?
- How can we re-tune our emotional involvement in the wired world of working ?
In e-world we have blurring boundaries.
How much is enough?
How fast is fast enough? How close is realistic or reasonable? We need to rediscover purpose, meaning and identity in our wired work. How can we make real connections in a virtual world? Meet, connect, communicate and create? We are finding a new pace, time, space and depth to our relationships. It's time to find our new place at the heart of the digital economy.
Nicola Phillips has been an independent consultant and author on management and organizational development since 1981, working in Europe, the US, the Middle and Far East. Her assignments have included projects in the media, finance, commercial, information technology, production, and public sectors. She is the author Reality Hacking, Motivating through Change, Innovative Management, Managing International Teams, and One to One Management for Financial Times Prentice Hall. In many of her recent assignments she has been working with organizations on designing and implementing strategies to instigate and facilitate the process of innovation and change. Much of applied work focuses on developing and maximizing the creative and intuitive talents of individuals and groups. Nicola Phillips also runs an executive coaching practice that deals with work and personal issues, ranging from mentoring new executives and directors to OD interventions.