Monday, 10 September 2012

Slower is better

An ideal communication method?
How many emails have you written today, and how many have you read? How many tweets? How many status updates? How many articles?

And how many of them can you actually remember? How many of them still matter, now that a whole hour or two has passed?

The pressure to communicate in quantity and right up-to-the-minute is extreme. We all check in continuously to assuage the vague fear that we might be missing something. But it doesn't contribute significantly to our happiness.

In fact, one can argue that slower communication is straightforwardly better communication.

I wrote this article on Huffington Post: