Culturally different

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 1 September 2004



(2004), "Culturally different", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 53 No. 6.



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Culturally different

I have recently started using a Webcam to make video calls. The technology works quite well and it certainly offers a new “dimension” to a long distance conversation. But it also makes one think and act differently and it takes a bit of getting used to. There appears to be different culture and a different set of conventions employed as compared to making a simple telephone call. Perhaps I need to read (or perhaps even write) a guide to videocall etiquette. (Does one finish with a simple “Goodbye”, a smile or a cheery wave?)

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