When I’m at home, staying connected with my work community is my #1 challenge. I found that tools like IM and video conferencing gave me something that email didn’t. Instant connections.
Once I got the hang of video conferencing, I noticed that it not only helped me stay productive, but it also fostered better working relationships. A face-to-face conversation is always better than an impersonal email.
I also discovered that there are unwritten rules of etiquette for video conferencing. Here are a few: