07-06 利弊类 – 社会话题
Nowadays more and morebusiness trainings and meetings are taking place online. Do the advantagesoutweigh the disadvantages?
Trainings and meetings：培训和会议（题目既然提出这两种形式，在论证举例时，就要以这两者为例，分析他们的特性和利弊）
It has become an impending trend that a growing number of business trainings and seminars are hold online. While some people might worry about the negative effects of the tendency, it looks to me that the benefits are far outweighing.
The main drawback of the trend towards online business activities is that there is less direct interaction. Audiences may not have the opportunity to engage face-to-face with the trainers or speakers, and will instead have to rely on written forms of communication. Nevertheless, the new video conferencing function allows for synchronous communication among all participants.Also, another most frequently mentioned limitation is the hardware. There are some trainings requiring professional equipment or locations that are not available in the Internet platform – some regard it absurd to watch a bakery training via the screen with hands in the pocket doing nothing. Fortunately, this apprehension can be mitigated with the emerging VR (Virtual Reality) technology,which recreates the real-life environment by computer.
Despite the negatives mentioned above, I believe that online business courses are a positive development for various reasons. One obvious merit is that it allows more people to participate. Whereas the traditional lectures are only available for local residents, the Internet makes it possible for people at every corner of the world to engage in any events in a virtual world – an individual in Shanghai now can take part in a live seminar held in New York and communicate with other learners the world over. Another key attraction for organizers’ preference for online events is that they are far more cost effective, meaning that a host of expenditure are saved, from rentingand decorating meeting rooms to servicing food and drinks. Even the authority is encouraging the modern trend, as it is more environmentally friendly than its traditional counterpart. It is not difficult to count how many air flights would be involved in an traditional international summit meeting.
In conclusion, while I recognize the possible disadvantages of online business sessions, I consider it to be a positive trend overall.
video conferencing 视频会议
synchronous communication 实施交流
Virtual Reality 虚拟现实