2020 is coming to an end, and it is time to reflect on it and plan for 2021. Virtual experiences have touched us all. Many of you were forced to adapt rapidly without prior experiences in virtual meetings and virtual business administration. The U3 Explore community had many private conversations on virtual business with our technology partners and found the advice we provide for each other very valuable. We want to extend the knowledge of the subject, share our experiences, and answer any questions on the best practices of the orchestration of the virtual office's business activities.
We live in a digital time yet, I will argue, that most oil and gas professionals' behaviors were formed using analog data with limited computational power when specialists had to come up with algorithms created around computing limitations.
Today, we carry our non-digital and first-generation digital habits into the evolving digital world without required adjustments at work and home. Some of our frustrations are similar to trying to use rotary phone concepts while using a smartphone (NB: we kept the name of the device, but its technology has nothing in common with the phones of the 20th century). Often it is simply dangerous to continue to use our old digital practices in a new technology environment. There are significant generational communication gaps that need to be resolved before discussing new technologies. Didn't you notice that we are using the same words, but different generations put very different meanings? The best way to be effective in virtual work is to learn from our collective 2020 experiences when all of us were forced to work in a virtual environment.
Please complete this short and anonymous survey.
It will take less than 5 minutes to do. We will have a comprehensive review of the survey results in our virtual panel discussion on November 18th, hosted by u3explore.com. U3 Explore will publish the summary of the analysis as a report.