Virtual teams can create human connections despite distance

virtual teams

A Unify survey of knowledge workers recently found  that 79% of the respondents reported working always or frequently in virtual teams, but only 44% found virtual communication as productive as face-to-face communication.  The vast majority connected via email, phone, or conference calls even though 72% said video would make teamwork easier.  Only 34% of people use video to collaborate with coworkers. And 43% feel confused and overwhelmed by the mishmash of collaboration technology at their disposal.

 

 

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How tech changes the skills we need to learn

Technology changes the skills we need to learn.

A New York Times column written a while ago by Bill Keller, stirred up some controversy when he wrote that he was worried about his 13 year-old daughter joining Facebook and how it would have a debilitating effect on her intellectual faculties. Technology advocates pounced on his article.

 

 

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Mark McIntosh Offers Strategies for Change, Adversity at Startup Junkie Underground

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Mark McIntosh, ‘Comeback Coach’, at the Startup Junkie Underground

Former Sportscaster and current contributor to KUSA-TV’s “Colorado and Company” Mark McIntosh delighted the DaVinci Institute audience at August’s Startup Junkie Underground with an enthusiastic and energetic presentation of his three strategies to success in the face of adversity. According McIntosh life is “not about adversity” but rather “it’s the outcome.” A star high school athlete recruited to play quarterback at the University of Missouri and expected to be a first round selection in the amateur baseball draft, McIntosh had his athletic career abruptly ended by a collision in a high school basketball game that limited his depth perception and left him deaf in one ear among other injuries. After this incident, McIntosh says he “lost [his] identity” for several years, partying his way through college and beginning his career in a variety of “dead end sales jobs.” McIntosh’s life began to turn around when he saw Ron Zappolo interviewing John Elway in 1983 and decided to enter graduate school to pursue a career in sports casting.

 

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Colorado First Robotics – Inspires Young People To Appreciate Science And Technology

Colorado First Robotics - Insires Young People To Appreciate Science And Technology

Colorado First Robotics Will Be Featured At The Colorado Inventor Showcase 

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. FIRST’s Vision is to positively transform culture by inspiring young people, their schools, and communities to appreciate science and technology. FIRST brings together schools with businesses, and students with professionals as mentors, all with the support of local universities.

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