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WORKING: Digital Connections

September 7, 2012 10:40am (EDT)
(Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/mofetos/435827739/>mofetos via Flickr</a>.)
(Photo Courtesy of mofetos via Flickr.)

More and more people work from home or have an office that’s in a different city than most of their colleagues.

Technology has made it possible for plenty of jobs to be done almost anywhere. That same technology also allows distant workers to participate in meetings and other business via video and audio connections, not just the standard old conference call.

Telepresence and videoconferencing is a multi-billion dollar industry now because of the demand for such services. Companies even build identical conference rooms in far-flung offices so people in both places feel like they’re sitting together with their colleagues across the country (or the globe).

But does it pay off? Is collaboration better? Do workers and their colleagues communicate more effectively? Are relationships improved?

Brandon Smith weighs in on this week’s Working on GPB Radio.

Click here ask Brandon a question about your job or career. We might answer you on the air.

podcast:http://services.gpb.org/sites/default/files/podcast/mp3/09-07-12%20Brandon%20Smith%20EDIT.mp3

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