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Posted by on Oct 6, 2009 in Leadership | 0 comments

Microwave VS Boiled Communications

Lately, I’ve been enjoying a lot of 8-minute microwave potatoes. I’ve always enjoyed baked, but the microwave is so much more convenient. In fact, I’ve been using the microwave for many more foods since my love for microwaved spuds started. Broccoli, carrots, mixed veggies are among many of the microwave side dishes I enjoy. Enjoy… as in I enjoy all the free time it gives me to focus on other things. Not the taste, of course. I’ve always enjoyed boiled veggies for their flavor. My microwave veggies are about convenience without quality of taste, and boiled veggies are about more effort and yumminess. In the communications world, e-mails are about convenience, right? You can blast an e-mail to everyone in the company, at the sacrifice of the intricacies of a person-to-person interaction. And the person-to-person interaction is like boiled veggies–they take longer, but there is a value there that’s not in e-mail / microwave communications. In the fast-paced digital world we live in, convenience is overshadowing quality. As our...

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