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Virtual Meeting Place for Virtual Professionals

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I have had successful meetings inside Linden Lab’s Second Life. Please contact me if you would like more information.
clipped from www.bnet.com

Linden Lab




Meeting Technique:
Meet coworkers in a virtual environment

Pros:
Allows for gestures and modes of communication that are not possible in a conference call

Cons:
Requires familiarity with virtual environments and a fast Internet connection


Not surprisingly, some meetings at software-development firm Linden Lab are held within the company’s 3-D online world, Second Life. Jeska Dzwigalski, a community developer at Linden Lab, holds many of her meetings with the online community in-game, which allows her to interact with coworkers and “residents” alike. Whereas long-distance coworkers are invisible on a typical conference call, Linden Lab employees can use their on-screen “avatars” to gesture and express themselves across time zones. “Having that physicality adds to the conversation,” Dzwigalski says.

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Written by Lara Nieberding, Online Business Manager

November 5, 2007 at 11:12 AM

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