Alright, let’s get started. Oh wait, I think Bob has entered the call. Hello, Bob?

In the digital age, it seems like an extremely valuable asset that we can all connect – from all around the world – at any time. We have Skype, GoToMeeting and other similar options to make sure business deals, investments and overall communication can happen without needing to go into the office or fly across the […]

In the digital age, it seems like an extremely valuable asset that we can all connect – from all around the world – at any time. We have Skype, GoToMeeting and other similar options to make sure business deals, investments and overall communication can happen without needing to go into the office or fly across the country. But is this medium actually effective?

TED speaker, David Grady, has made it his mission to put an end to ineffective meetings, poor communication, and an online epidemic he’s calling MAS – Mindless Accept Syndrome. (You know you’ve acccepted a meeting request and not even thought twice about what time it was or what the meeting would be about.)

The key to combating the MAS in our working lives could just be to ask more questions and request more information about the goals of such meetings.

Who knows, maybe those who requested the meetings could potentially end up organizing agendas before everyone takes a break from their actual daily work to wait for everyone to sign in and talk about whatever no one was sure we were talking about today?

Watch Grady’s talk:

[Photo from flickr user Boston Public Library]