This article touches on some research showing that digital natives' brains are wired differently based on mediated interactions. Some of the listed downfalls are poor skills in empathy, nonverbal communication, and interpersonal relations.
By nonverbal communication, they mean reading body language. But are they better at reading text cues in online communication?
And will those HR departments that are firing people for these lacking qualities now eventually be looking for ways to connect with customers who also do not prefer in-person meetings?
Digital Natives Are Slow to Pick Up Nonverbal Cues
If you’re a digital native, you should be aware that the internet may have partially rewired your brain in such a way that when you meet people face to face, you’re less capable of figuring out what t…
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