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.