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Friday, September 7, 2012 - 3:42am

WORKING: Digital Connections

Updated: 2 years ago.
Brandon Smith says Skype and other video conferencing technology beats the old conference call when it comes to connecting remote workers with the home office. But it’s still not as good a true face-to-face interactions. (Photo Courtesy of Noel Abejo via stock.xchng.)

“Telepresence” and videoconferencing has become a multi-billion dollar industry as companies look to connect increasingly distant and mobile workers. There are even experimental robots you control that give you a tangible presence at the office from your remote workplace (see video below).

Brandon Smith talks about how useful all this technology is and how you can make the best of it.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at theworkplacetherapist.com. While you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.