SLunionisland http://www.slunionisland.org Union Island: International unions in Second Life Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:04:53 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 en hourly 1 Will we miss meetings? http://www.slunionisland.org/2008/01/will-we-miss-meetings/ http://www.slunionisland.org/2008/01/will-we-miss-meetings/#comments Mon, 21 Jan 2008 16:16:15 +0000 Johninnit Ni http://www.slunions.org/2008/01/will-we-miss-meetings/ A short article in The Hindu’s Business Line about IBM’s corporate use of virtual worlds, including international team meetings in Second Life:

“People use their avatars to immerse themselves in the meeting. Despite being scattered around the globe, they can come together in a way that is more like an in-person meeting. Creating a collaborative culture across a diverse and global workforce is the best way to achieve common goals.” – Simon Thomas, CRM Leader, IBM India

This would seem to echo some of the conclusions of Forrester’s recent research. As more people work in multi-national and multi-organisational teams, and more people work from home or remote locations, we’ll need to look for more ways to recapture the sense of being a team that might otherwise be lost.

Could virtual worlds be the way forward for those of us who are missing the meetings?

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