While on the one hand, electronic communications enable us to connect with whomever we want, whenever we want without leaving our desks, we lose the aspects of human communication that aren’t captured in the words alone – tone, facial expressions, mannerisms, posture. When you think about it, in fact, digital communications really aren’t two-way communications at all. Rather, they’re a series of separate one-way communications where information is passed back and forth. Think about it. You send someone an e-mail or reach out over LinkedIn. At some point, the recipient reads it (hopefully). He or she may respond immediately, may wait and respond later, or may ignore the message altogether. It’s interaction, yes, but is it truly a conversation?