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Digital Body Language

Have you ever heard of the term “Digital Body Language?”

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, body language was commonly understood as physical gestures and nonverbal ways of communicating. For example, leaders could gauge engagement and check for team understanding by observing how their employees were sitting, where they were looking, and their facial expressions. However, with the shift to communicating and connecting over online platforms such as Google Meet, Zoom, Skype, and Microsoft Teams, we all became foreigners to a new language of nonverbal communication, digital body language.

The difference between traditional and digital body language is that digital body language represents every point of digital communication.

What are some differences you noticed in your team’s participation and productivity when you made the shift to remote work? Globally, people have seen that these new forms of communication and connecting have been negatively affecting organizational success and individual well-being.

With that in mind, we set out to understand what we can all do to connect, collaborate, and communicate more effectively. Throughout our 25+ years of developing leaders, we’ve learned that the key to unlocking impactful change is fostering connection, and the key to fostering connection is clear communication.

Download our Digital Body Language Whitepaper to learn how to unlock impactful change.

Inside you’ll learn more about:

  • What’s happening on the ground

  • The main pain points impacting virtual teams

  • Digital anxiety differences by generation

  • How to support your team

  • Examples from the field

  • 5 ways to present positive communication

  • What it means to lead wisely in a global age

  • And more!

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