A screenshot of the Apec leaders’ summit virtual meeting on November 20. How many of your Zooms have been queues of monologues rather than conversations? Photo: EPA-EFE A screenshot of the Apec leaders’ summit virtual meeting on November 20. How many of your Zooms have been queues of monologues rather than conversations? Photo: EPA-EFE
A screenshot of the Apec leaders’ summit virtual meeting on November 20. How many of your Zooms have been queues of monologues rather than conversations? Photo: EPA-EFE
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Why I will never love Zoom or any other virtual meeting platform

  • Virtual meetings ‘euthanise’ away the off-screen opportunities of normal interaction, compromising the effectiveness of vital meetings such as Apec and risking dangerous misunderstanding

A screenshot of the Apec leaders’ summit virtual meeting on November 20. How many of your Zooms have been queues of monologues rather than conversations? Photo: EPA-EFE A screenshot of the Apec leaders’ summit virtual meeting on November 20. How many of your Zooms have been queues of monologues rather than conversations? Photo: EPA-EFE
A screenshot of the Apec leaders’ summit virtual meeting on November 20. How many of your Zooms have been queues of monologues rather than conversations? Photo: EPA-EFE
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