Web conferencing is currently a major tool available to the business world. Its advertised uses are to save time and travel costs, bring large groups together for meetings, training presentations and interviews, allow sales teams to deliver a sales pitch from anywhere in the world and the ability to reach key decision-makers quickly. (Cochand, 2011) What is not presented is a disclaimer warning that knowing the intended audience is important prior to replacing the traditional method of face-to-face meetings, with the new wave of technology based meetings. Laying the framework for potential deals on the international stage still requires face-to-face meetings and a thorough understanding of not only the people involved but an understanding of the culture is necessary for success. The idea that modern information and communication technology reduces the need for foreign business travel is a misleading claim. The underlying idea in the “It’s All About Face-to-Face” case study is building relationships and showing a presence is necessary to successful relationships in business especially on the international stage. The keystone to building a solid relationship is presence. By being present you are able to learn, firsthand, from the culture in which you wish to enter your product. You discover if the product fits in well or if tweaks are required to blend it in with the environment. With the example of Bill Roedy of MTV Networks, his in person exposure to Arab rappers Jeddah Legends allowed him to learn that their lyrics are generally about family and religion (Kreitner, Kinicki, 2010). In the US, rappers do not tend to rap about the similar topics. Mr. Roedy was able to adjust his view, attend his face-to-face meeting and truthfully answer questions based on what he learned in person in previous days (Kreitner, Kinicki, 2010). Understanding the culture in terms of being a high-context or low context culture is also important in making the most out of
Nothing can replace the value of face-to-face communication. However in a growing business, traveling to meet with customers and team members is not always feasible or economical. We communicate over email and phone, but even then, messages get misinterpreted and a sense of personal connection is never truly established or maintained. In fact, it’s said that over 90% of how we communicate is through nonverbal cues like gestures and facial expressions. With that said, one cannot underestimate the….
Besides the traditional communication way - letters, email and telephone calls are available too. They make people 's communication easier, faster and more convenient. However, in my opinion, face-to-face communication is better than the above types of communication. There are several advantages of this personal communication. When people communicate to each other in person, they can have instant feedback….
how dependent we've become as a society on electronic communication devices! E-mail, text messaging, PDA's, cell phones, video conferencing, blackberries, blueberries, rasberries, and more...have taken the place of good old fashioned, face-to-face communication leading to many interpersonal difficulties and miscommunications in today's workplace.
You may be thinking...Why improve my interpersonal skills when most businesses do 99% of communication by telephone, teleconferencing, videoconferencing,….
I prefer online versus face-to-face communication, however both have pro’s and con’s. By using online communication, I don’t have to dress up to carry on a conversation and can end any conversation very quickly. By using face-to-face communication, I have to dress up and have more difficulties ending a conversation. When using both forms of communication, I must always be careful of how much personal information is disclosed. By the use of web cams, I can monitor body language….
Communication can be defined as the exchange of ideas ,information and feelings ,both verbally and non verbally in order to achieve a goal , where as organization communication is formal communication that takes place with in a workplace for the purpose of informing ,enquiring or motivating .
We are making this project on AA insurance which is nz basesd company as they are using face to face communication in their organisation . Before moving further here’s a little background….
organisation. To effectively convey information, communication is necessary. It is important that the method used to convey the information is understandable by its intended recipient. Otherwise the communication is wasted and a business could suffer. The best channels than can be used to have an efficient and effective business in this case are face-to-face communication, teleconferencing and written communication.
Firstly, face-to-face communication can enhance effectiveness of meetings. When there’s….
Lost Art in Face to Face Communication
Face to face communication is the main source to getting to know new people. Relationships that you are able to build using social media tools are great but nothing beats then talking about it in real life face to face conversation. Without face to face communications we would not be able to have close friendships and relationships than we would if face to face communications were eliminated from our lives. Face to face communication with people is beneficial….
The article Face to Face by Cheryl Mahaffy focuses on restorative justice emphasizing
that it focuses on repairing wrongdoing harms rather than meting out punishment. Restorative
Justice is an apparoach to justice that focuses on the needs and morals of the victims rather than a
criminal legal punishment. Offenders take an active role in aiding with the harm they’ve done to
the victim who would also be involved in the case. Offenders would participate in many….
Cell Phone and Face-To-Face Communication
“A whole new way to communicate has swept the nation and taken many along for the ride. The USA text message statistics have increased even within the last year: More text messages are sent by phone than phone calls” (Nicole). Before technology advanced, people dialed a number and had a verbal conversation. For people use to hand-write letters to friends across the country, something we now call “snail mail”. Since technology, society tends to be in a hurry….
Face-to-face vs. Electronic Communication
We're living in an age where e-mail, Facebook and digital connections are the rule, and face-to-face interactions start to become the exception. With the ability to exchange information via e-mail, chat and presentations over the web, face-to-face interactions with people seem to be unecessary. This is a harmful assumption that many people make. Without face-to-face communication intimacy is lost, there is greater misunderstanding, and people become….