For thousands of years, humans (and primates before that) have communicated face to face, with words, tones and sounds, gestures and expressions. There is some work often quoted which says that over 50% of the meaning of a communication is in the body language, and less than 15% by the words used.
And yet, in the developed world, the bulk (numerically) of communication is by email and report. Words.
The position adopted by a computer user doesn't help - a screen between me and thee, fingers tied to the keyboard which limits the gestures I can make, chin on chest reducing the range of my voice.
What do you do currently on a keyboard, that you would prefer to do standing up and with gestures?
- using mindmaps?
- brainstorming / focussing / action planning?
- monthly progress reports?
- linking and overlaying data?