tech has changed the meeting 
tech has changed the meeting

The last few years has seen a huge change in the way people work, thanks the growing use of technology. People can easily work from home, we can have video conferences with people on the other side of the world, and reports can easily be shared and collaborated on without ever printing them out. Thanks to technology, the way we conduct meetings is also vastly different. The infographic below from Brandies University shows us just how much meetings have changed through the years.

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In the late 1950s and early '60s, reports were typed on a typewriter and hard copies were filed away. Copies were made on very expensive Xerox machines (which were quite new to the world, and keypad dialling phones were a novelty.

Skip ahead a few decades and now you see multiple mobile devices being used at once, conference rooms equipped with state-of-the-art presentation software, and information presented digitally but in an interactive way.

According to the infographic, the future will include clothes equipped with smart technology that will help regulate things like body temperature, and artificial intelligence software that will aid in meetings and throughout projects. They also suspect that the meeting room will disappear altogether as more and more people work remotely, and that sending files will become obsolete as gesture and motion technology takes its place.

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Brandeis University M.S. in Project and Program Management Online

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