Early in the isolation and lock-down, we found lots of information about how to communicate with colleagues when working remotely. But we found very little on how to better communicate with family and friends. Although most of us have family and friends who live afar, we often don’t need to use “remote” tools to talk with loved ones who live nearby. In early April, our lab launched an online survey to better understand how we are communicating with family and friends during COVID-19.
We found that ( PDF Here : )
- we use different tools depending on our age
- by using different tools we are quite satisfied with our interactions with loved ones.
And we are coping well.
We did find that we were less likely to be satisfied in interactions with our elderly family and friends. How can we improve these interactions? Try calling from a quiet place, talking about something familiar, and reminisce.
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