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A COMMON HANG-UP

Why remote meetings are still so painful

German Chancellor Angela Merkel uses a Motorola Bluetooth mobile phone headset
Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
No patience for your videoconferencing fails.
  • Sarah Kessler
By Sarah Kessler

Deputy Editor

Published Last updated on This article is more than 2 years old.

Humans have condensed the world’s information into a device that fits inside a pocket, created cars that drive themselves, and are planning to colonize Mars. But we are still regularly challenged by remote meetings that start like this:

Hi everyone. It’s great to have you all together on the line to discuss this very import–can you hear me?

Wave if you can hear me. 

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