A Meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours wasted. James T Kirk.
As mentioned in the last section, if a face-to-face meeting is not meeting any specific objective, consider others ways of dealing with matters.
See Types of communication medium.
There are many ways to communicate nowadays using technology. In the Information flow, you must take “noise” into consideration. This is the effect on the message that the means of communication that you chose will have.
Modern voice communications (telephones or beepers) offer a variety of ways to contact people rapidly, but have the downside of often interrupting.
Smartphones are bringing whole new industries in to being, with year on year massive growth rates in “apps” “mobile learning” “Facetime” “Social Media Platforms” as well as bringing new words into being “Tweeting”, “Pinning”, “Ehow it” “Googlisms” “Skyping”, etc.
Some of Social Platforms are now creating problems for the established telephone providers by providing at zero costs free worldwide video calls.
Via the Internet, you will have a host of providers of ways to communicate. Emails being the most common. See Effective Email communication.
Voip: Voice over the Internet telephone also expands the possibilities of communicating over the internet. With increases in Fibre Optic Cabling, the data bitrate is beyond anything we could ever have imagined just a few short years ago.
The aim in Communication Time management is to decide on systems that will function well for you. Noting too that you need to ensure that all those you wish to communicate with, can also work these systems.
Through the increase in media forms, there are
In Linked In recently there was a posting by an acquaintance of mine, who listed the supports possible for a design and Construction Engineer in the field using tablets:
You should be able to do all of these while walking around a construction site:
So, befriend technology and use it wisely to save your precious time.
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