Brilliant Idea 325. “they’re not concentrating”

bored worker

I spend much of my working week on conference calls. One of the problems is that when we are not looking at someone (or we know that someone isn’t looking at us) it’s very easy to loose our concentration and start doing other things.

Brilliant Idea 325 is a plug-in app that listens to the audio from the other attendees and displays a dashboard of whether the other people are making noises that might indicate that they are typing, walking around, browsing the web.

By seeing, for instance, that John seems to be typing you can specifically direct a question at John to get his attention.