Books I’m Reading: ALONE Together, Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other

How we communicate with each other impacts business, community relationships, goals, and the sustenance of clarity. Author Sherry Turkle, is the Abby Rockefeller Mauze’ Professor of Social Studies and Technology at MIT. She has conducted various studies and interviews regarding the way people communicate through technology and her view of an increasing lack of human interaction and use of robot technology.

Although electronic communications and popular technology may seem to take over your day, many Northeast Delta Dental colleagues attend various events, meetings and communicate in person. It is important to us that we make a conscious effort to have in-person communication. This develops trust, camaraderie, and respect, maintains integrity, produces quality results and activates teamwork within our organization; all of which are part of our mission and core values.

Technology serves our business well, however, integrating a balance of communication methods keeps us motivated to achieve honest and responsive performance committed to our short-term and long-term goals; ultimately delivering the best of ourselves for an industry that consistently demands more.

Perhaps you will find another avenue of communication that intrigues you after reading ALONE Together.

Alone Together

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