Collaborative Common Space for Self-Organizing Teams No Longer Needed?

You be the judge.

It’s here. The next wave of telepresence and freakishly weird robots with floating heads ‘bumping’ in the halls.

Have we gone to far? Or is this our future?

5 Responses to “Collaborative Common Space for Self-Organizing Teams No Longer Needed?”

  1. Ken 'classmaker' Ritchie
    January 23, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    Bots or no bots, we still need a space or place to collaborate, don’t we?

    • peter
      January 23, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

      I suppose we do! :)(

  2. Ken 'classmaker' Ritchie
    January 23, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    Those bots are cooler than the “Magic Mirror” on Romper Room! ;-)

    For prior art, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td1KAgrYUGA

  3. Dave Gordon
    January 27, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    I work for a SaaS implementation partner. In my organization, we mostly work from offices in our homes, collaborating with each other and with customers all over the world. We use Skype for IM and audio calls, screen sharing, and even file transfers, but we never use the video function. And I do mean, NEVER. The pretty blonde lady with the scarf doesn’t sit at a computer in her home office all day, because she’s well-dressed and her hair is combed. On a good day, I’m wearing a T-shirt with a gray alien head, captioned “No Estamos Solos.” On a bad day, I look like one of ZZ Top’s roadies. One of my colleagues tells me she only changes out of her pajamas to leave the house, and sometimes, she forgets.

    Sorry, but I don’t see either of these as ground-floor investment opportunities.

    • peter
      February 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

      Hah! Thanks for your honesty on this! Maybe… it depends on the culture… and what they deem ‘necessary’ for success…

      If people in PJ’s works… then it works! LOL

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