We have always liked to see people talk and express. That is how we make friends, form work-groups, select team-members and choose who we want to connect with. It gives us a better sense into who people are – their choices, preferences, though process, communication and body language. We can find so much about people by just taking a glance at them and talking to them for a few seconds.
Needless to say, when the society changes how can professionals be left behind. As a matter of fact, it was companies that led the usage of video conferences in the late 90s and through the last two decades. With the coming of the handheld smartphone and broadband internet, companies have taken the video way of expression into every aspect of their working.
In our professional lives, we are constantly making people decisions. It won’t be unfair to say that our overall professional success relies on our people choices and how effective are our interactions with them. Whether we are making teams, trying to find the right candidate, rewarding performers, forging partnerships and JVs or expressing our company culture values and progress, we need to connect with people in a immersive and engaging way.
How did you apply for any of the jobs you aspired to be in? Shared your professional identity in a one page resume? Backed it up with a cover letter full of text? Do you really believe that a few words are more than enough to describe your personality, to express yourself?