What consensus-building really takes: time and people

Here’s a great reminder about what we really need if we’re going to solve problems and work together: face-to-face interaction, and the time that’s necessary to get that. Sure, if necessary, we can make progress with videoconferences, email, chats, Facebook, and Twitter… but there won’t be the same investment with electronic media as there is when you can get people in the same room.  This is something that stays constant across age, education, and experience.

And another reminder: