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A few weeks ago we wrote about the Survey Monkey / Axios poll that found that 42% of Americans still prefer in-person communication to texting, phone and email (Americans Still Prefer In-Person Communication).
This is important. If people didn’t care about communicating in-person, Feelings at Work would be in trouble. Our feedback software is designed to strengthen in-person relationships.
Part of our rationale is, people are losing their ability to connect in-person, despite their continued inclination. (Is that even controversial?)
Now we’ve found a Dutch company that agrees: Vertellis.
Vertellis makes a card game that inspires more meaningful offline conversations. Reader Jeff T. (Wellesley, MA) stumbled upon it over the holiday. He was researching gift ideas.
Here’s how Vertellis sells its card game:
- “Through questions that trigger memories and stories, you will get to know those closest to you in a new (deeper) way.”
- “Winning isn’t the goal with Vertellis, as it is more important that you will have meaningful offline conversations with your loved ones and experience even more togetherness.”
The inclusion of the word “offline” is obviously intentional.
Here’s one review Vertellis shares on its site:
And one more:
That last sentence jumped out at me:
- It’s “as if we’re hearing a language which was spoken in our home a long long time ago.”
Interesting stuff. Check it out.
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