A remote worker sitting at his csurrounded by representations of various web applications he uses to carry out his tasks.
A remote worker sitting at his csurrounded by representations of various web applications he uses to carry out his tasks.

Imagine you’re in a meeting room, sitting across from someone for half an hour and neither of you ever make eye contact. Not. Even. Once.

As the social creatures that we are, this should sound unsettling.

Human eye contact tells us what the other person is looking at. What they’re looking at suggests what they’re interested in, which, in turn, tells us what they want. If we know what they want, then we can predict how they’re going to behave. And knowing how they’re going to behave means we can cooperate with them.

Removing the ability to make eye contact…

Richard Clayton

Explorer and storyteller, or at least trying to be :)

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