Vibrant and alive

I talked with a friend the other day, who is a total in person person and hates calls. I, on the other hand, love this option of video calling and I also think that the social quality of this kind of communication is amazing, even if the screen is between you and you don’t have direct eye contact.

Today we had our office day at the company I work for and I could totally relate to my friend’s feelings. The atmosphere was so vibrant and alive. It was like magic. You don’t get this with video calls. I enjoyed this a lot.

But I think also because I know that tomorrow I will be sitting comfortably at home making video calls. It’s that mix that lets you appreciate both ways of working together as a team. Hallelujah, post-pandemic way of working.

About the author

Carmen Radeck

Carmen is a journalist, podcaster and passionate activist for the start-up scene in the Ruhr region. She has been running the startup blog RuhrGründer since 2014 and is co-founder of events such as RuhrSummit, Fuckup Nights Ruhrgebiet and Female Founders Ruhr.

By Carmen Radeck