The Dark Side of Video Conferencing

While video calling is great in many ways, it’s not a replacement for face-to-face meetings. First impressions do count, and if you aren’t careful, you could be headed for a video calling wipeout. Delays and distortions which are still a fact of life in videoconferencing are often seen as flaws in the person rather than flaws in the technology (Chen 2003). For example, researchers found that delayed transmission can cause a speaker to be viewed as “slow”.