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Technology and Communication in Business The technical advances achieved in the last few decades have caused a revolution in the business world, affecting all aspects of a working life. People may reach each other throughout the entire world in a matter of moments, without price being negligible. Employees no longer need to be physically with their clients and co-workers; rather they can communicate effectively in the home, in a remote workplace, across the world, and even in their car or on a plane. Even though these new technologies offer a huge array of services and opportunities, they seem united by one variable: increased efficiency and productivity. Indeed, companies have been quick to adopt many of these technologies, and show important improvements in company performance. However, because the physical office loses significance and employees are invited to telecommute from their place of choice, these physically isolated employees will necessarily suffer a loss of face-to face interpersonal skills and a corrosion of relationships at work. Even though the subject of immense media hype and evaluation in the last couple of decades, this technological revolution in the company world has occurred slowly but surely over the past few decades, even as far back as the creation of the telegraphy from the 1850s. The creation of the phone, fax machine, and more recent advancements in wireless communications and video conferencing have offered businesses more flexibility and efficiency, and people willing to adopt these new technologies discovered they were more likely to live and prosper. The effect is todayвЂ™s heavily technical workplace, where proficiency with complex phone systems, fax machines, and ofte...