SAD at Work
White-collar workers increasingly suffer from communication overload that leads to stress, anger and distraction (SAD), according to research by Britain’s University of Surrey.
Commissioned by Siemens, the study also found demand for instant, constant communication has degraded business etiquette and bred resentment of intrusion and brought about “the advent of the SAD worker.”
To improve modern business communications etiquette, the researchers suggest following these rules:
Technology is not power - it doesn’t signify your importance, researchers say.
Serving Her Country
Several Americans stationed in Germany received a surprise phone call recently from country music star Reba McEntire, who was headlining an anniversary concert for Philadelphia radio station 92.5 XTU. Concertgoers and celebrities took advantage of video phone access provided by WorldGate Communications Inc. and the USO to talk with troops in Germany, Korea and Fort Hood, Texas, over WorldGate’s Ojo video phone. McEntire talked with three service people stationed at a military hospital in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
“We need to be prepared to steal shamelessly from anyone who has a good idea.”
- BellSouth Corp. CTO Bill Smith in a luncheon keynote sponsored by USTA at SUPERCOMM 2004, referring to the telecom industry’s need to get away from the “not invented here” mentality when considering technological standards for equipment and networks.
The California Public Utilities Commission's statutory deadline is July 12. dlvr.it/RNsbY7
January 27 2020 @ 23:00:02 UTC