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

October 8, 2012 by


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


    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. […]

The Rewards of Face-to-Face Interactions

September 10, 2012 by


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 […]