News Highlights: Tech That is to improve meetings
When the pandemic hit workplaces around the world last year, it changed long-standing rhythms of collaboration and communication in office parks and high-rises everywhere. Meetings became virtual and conference rooms were replaced with colleagues mounted on laptop screens in Brady Bunch-style boxes.
Is it time to rethink how meetings are held in more fundamental ways? The Wall Street Journal spoke with management experts, technologists, academics and startup founders to hear their views on how technology has the potential to transform meetings, well beyond video calling. Their vision is futuristic, but in some cases the technology is already being tested by the makers and by employers.
Proponents say that if the technology is applied properly, companies can gain greater insight into their employees, while also making meetings – a notorious pastime – both more productive and inclusive. Critics say elements of instruments under discussion …
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