Cybermeeting: How to Link People and Technology in Your Organization

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This breakthrough book looks at how cutting-edge computer technologies are transforming our concept of what "meeting" is -- and helps companies avoid the millions of dollars that can be wasted when new "collaborative technology" is introduced.

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As much as they are joked about, griped over, and sometimes dreaded, business meetings are essential. And while technology has by no means eliminated the need for meetings it has given participants many ways to ease the process--with more innovations coming. Creighton and Adams guide their readers through the present and future benefits and challenges of electronic, or electronically aided, meetings. They also examine what's required to make corporate cybermeetings work. The authors examine possibilities such as gathering people from different time zones and with varied schedules to meet simultaneously or establishing electronically enhanced meeting centers, where teammates will physically gather and use new technology designed to make the meeting process more efficient. Creighton and Adams avoid talking about specific hardware and software since anything on the market at publication time will soon be out of date. Instead they focus on the issues and the choices managers will have to make: how to select the best technological approach for a particular corporate culture, what technologies are most likely to enhance true cooperation and collaboration, how innovative technology can best be introduced into large organizations, and more. While nobody expects business meetings to be exciting, Creighton and Adams prove the future of business meetings will be far from dull.

About the Author:

JAMES L. CREIGHTON (Los Gatos, CA) is a renowned meeting facilitator and writer. He is the author of Don't Go Away Mad and Getting Well Again, and has appeared on ABC TV and the Sally Jesse show. JAMES W. R. ADAMS (Jersey City, NJ) has served as a senior executive for companies at the cutting edge of new technologies, such as Disney, Paramount/Viacom, and ITT. As chair of the Madison Square Garden Technology Committee, he managed the $216 million MSG renovation.

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