This morning I was reading the New York Times article “How Much Technology Is Too Much?” http://nyti.ms/huiNY6 on my iPhone. Now I’m blogging with an app, I’ll log on to my digital desktop, check my emails and then … I’ll make old fashioned phone calls.
In the executive search business the phone call, the conversation, is the key ingredient for success. If you’ve been reading this blog you may know that I’m fairly obsessed with relationships. Search is a relational business and I would say all business is relational. Humans are a social, relational species.
I suspect that my love of theatre and improvisation has everything to do with the fact that it is live theatre. Being in the moment with people is intimate.
Creating a live conversation can be a joyous experience of discovery about the other person (and ourselves). Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of technology but maybe next time instead of an email make a phone call instead,