Although my door may not be open, my open digital room policy is!

Worldwide Connectivity Although my door may not be open, my open digital room policy is by Andreas Senie

As COVID-19 is redefining the workplace and how are we interact in our social and business, one thing that must never happen is the extinction of face to face communication. One of the saddest things present in our society today is with the requirement to wear masks; we can no longer see one another smile. Over 80% of communication is non-verbal, and even though people cannot see it, you still need to smile. Replace your open-door policy with an open digital room policy! 


The part of your brain that is responsible for your facial expression of smiling when happy or mimicking another person's smile is located in the cingulate cortex, an unconscious automatic response area [5]. In a Swedish study, subjects were shown pictures of different emotions, including joy, fear, anger, and surprise. The participants were told to frown when shown a smiling person. Instead, as you might have already guessed, participants echoed the emotions of the people rather than following the researcher's instructions." * 


How to Laugh and Smile More Often

  1. Smile and laugh more often: the brain does not know the difference between a fake and real smile. If you're feeling down or notice that you've not smiled in a while, fake one
  2. Watch funny TV shows, films, and theater: by avoiding negative media, you can balance yourself to feel more lighthearted and happy, and you'll have a real reason to have a big grin.
  3. Spend time connecting with positive people: surrounding yourself with fun-loving and optimistic people will bring out your bright side, and their behavior will rub off on you, lifting your spirits


Although my door may not be open, my digital room is.  


With the help of video conferencing tool's we can be home together. Alone but connected at the same time. The team is hard at work, making ourselves available to our clients to help you get online and get connected for your businesses. We are also providing no-cost technical support to help you get online and connected personally through conferencing tools. 


  2. Microsoft Teams 
  3. Facetime


To learn more about how you can get connected, stay connected, go to or call us at 203-307-2242 for a no-obligation consultation or no-cost technical support. 


Written by: 


Andreas Senie

Andreas Senie 
Founder & CEO CRE Collaborative
Co-host FriedonTech /Friedon Business Podcast



[5] Sonnby–Borgström, M. (2002), Automatic mimicry reactions as related to differences in emotional empathy. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 43: 433–443.