The Surprising Power of Face-To-Face Meetings
Technology seemingly makes your meetings more efficient—just dial into a call or join a video conferencing call, and you can connect with anyone, anywhere, all from the comfort of your desk.
But as convenient as technology is, using it in place of in-person interaction may come at a higher cost than you realize. Whether you’re negotiating, brainstorming with your team, or networking for a new job, if you only interact virtually, you miss out on subtle expressions, inflections, and perhaps even high-quality ideas that only face-to-face meetings can give.
Read the infographic below to see why a little more time and effort to have an in-person meeting might make a huge difference.
Infographic courtesy of Great Business Schools. Photo of people meeting courtesy of Shutterstock.
Before joining The Muse, Sarah worked in social business innovation for Virgin Unite in London, strategy and innovation at Market Gravity, sustainability research in the Dominican Republic, and business development for a NYC startup. Wrapping up her time at Columbia University, she’s headed to McKinsey & Company after graduation. Say hi on Twitter @sarahlichang.More from this Author