In addition to my own posts, I also write for CloudTweaks, an authority on cloud computing. My most recent post focuses on the collaborative economy and focuses on new technologies that will help remove the tradition of Death by Meeting. This article was written in support of the ZeroDistance initiative. Here is an excerpt:
For decades now, busy working people have struggled with time and tasks in the workplace. Meetings have been especially difficult, in that for all their great intentions, they are still identified as one of the greatest time wasters of all (followed closely by email). Consequently there is a strong economic incentive to refine the way meetings are run. However up until recently, there existed no practical alternative to the act of stuffing a collection of people in a room with the goal of having them emerge with some level of consensus.
But now the age of ZeroDistance has arrived, and disruptive technologies are challenging the way things are done, breaking down the walls of a long-established status quo and replacing them with more productive alternatives. Perhaps there is no better example of this than the very common scenario known as the “meeting.”
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