When we don’t get social feedback, it upsets neural responses, so we have to learn to override that stress, by increasing our understanding. When we are informed, our customary emotional responses need to be readjusted — but only slightly. It may help to know that you are not alone. Very few people understand that we humans are largely in denial and in the dark about how our brains and feelings are responding to lags in online communications. I believe that, if we understood more, we would be able to cope better.
In the traditional workplace, we show up, sweep off the doorstep, to show we are open for business. Similar to face-to-face environments, showing up is a big deal. In an online environment we “show up” by contributing, such as by writing regularly, and by staying in touch with communities we would like to be a part of. It’s really great when we make a connection!
Through my articles, and planned seminars, I seek to teach people to understand the dynamics of how their brains work in online environments and how groups can better connect. This understanding should help them to get a handle on the emotions and frustrations, so that they can focus on getting the job done, whether seeking work or completing work already assigned.
If there are any areas that you would like to ask about specifically, I would be glad to write about those areas and post them through my web site ( www.thewellmanmethod.com ), and my facebook page (The Wellman Method) and Twitter (wellmanmethod). In this way, your question can help others. If you have any topics that could help others, please suggest. Perhaps it will start a new discussion group.
I make time available by appointment through telephone or Skype. This way, I teach people how to deal with their specific emotional and mental blocks.
Feel free to contribute to the discussion!