As the real and the virtual world start blending more than ever, we brush more and more with a kind of “uncanny valley” effect in communications. We have high fidelity video, but it feels odd not being able to move around in a room, not being able to have individual conversations in a call. Peter Lee is the man trying to solve that problem, and he’s taping into many insights from his career as a facilitation coach in order to do so.
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Peter Lee is an Agile Coach based in Sydney. He is a prolific writer, sharing his Agile strategies and facilitation philosophy, and is currently hard at work building Video Facilitator, the next generation of video software to use in distributed teams.
In this episode, we talk about why he feels that something is missing to allow for true online collaboration, and how Peter believes that Video Facilitator is the missing link that will let us have really effective online meetings. That’s just the beginning though - we then go on to discuss the dangers of siloing and creating filter bubbles in a team, how to build real empathy among distributed employees, and how developing a culture code is the key to reframing and acting upon your company’s values.
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Find him on Twitter and LinkedIn:
@innovativepete - https://twitter.com/innovativepete
Medium Blog: https://medium.com/@innovativepete
Video Facilitator - https://www.videofacilitator.com
The Art of Action: https://amzn.to/2G8qFWs
Collaboration Supercards: https://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com/supercards/
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