06 Oct 2020 20:10 IST

Type less and talk more to keep friends close

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Research suggests that voice-based communication over texts can improve relationships in a pandemic

According to data collected by Harvard Business Review, how we communicate directly affects how connected we feel. Most participants of the research study felt more connected after talking rather than typing and appeared to overestimate how awkward it will feel to talk on the phone and underestimate how connected that will make them feel. Sending text-based messages when voice would be more beneficial could lead to unnecessary hiccups in a relationship, hence, it is important to use the right medium of communication and choose wisely. So, take a little more time to talk to others than you might be inclined to, and both parties are likely to feel better as a result. Read the full story here.