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Do Organizations Need to Get Back to the Basics?

January 18, 2013 by

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  In spite of social media misuse and overuse becoming more common, as well as the move toward virtual communication within organizations, many companies have let old-fashioned continuing education in communication skills and interpersonal development fall to the wayside. This doesn’t mean that everyone agrees. Experts and some companies see the importance of revisiting the […]

To Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy …

November 2, 2012 by

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Our hearts go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. The East Coast has pulled together to start the long road to recovery. The i-ReConnect teams hopes you are all safe and sound.

Building Consensus: A Case for Face-to-Face Planning

October 8, 2012 by

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The term facilitation is often equated with the business world. It refers to the manner in which one handles group meetings aimed at problem solving, consensus building, or even sharing ideas and knowledge. However, facilitation occurs in our everyday lives from planning an event, learning, and solving disputes. The facilitator, or meeting leader, is the […]

How Technology Breeds Assertive Communication

October 1, 2012 by

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    Why are some individuals suddenly able to ask for what they need when sending a text or social media message? Does the veil of technology ease the anxiety of having a serious conversation? Research indicates that the detachment and distance associated with online communication lends itself to assertive, and at times aggressive, behavior. […]

Cyberbullying: Intimidation Through Technology

September 21, 2012 by

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    Bullies are no longer relegated to the schoolyard. In a society where we are connected 24/7, even a child or teen’s home isn’t the safe haven it used to be. Bullies have constant access to victims. Cyberbullying refers to the use of technology to embarrass, threaten, harass, or target others in a way […]

The Rewards of Face-to-Face Interactions

September 10, 2012 by

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Technology makes communicating effortless and convenient. When used in moderation as a supplement to offline conversations, virtual tools are an excellent way to dissolve distance or schedule-related barriers. Those with a variety of limitations have the unprecedented ability to reach others outside of their immediate environment. Yet, online relationships can never replace offline interaction. Do […]