The importance of face to face meetings
I spent the start of this week in Brussels meeting my colleagues in the European WEHubs consortium and Iwas reminded how important to it is to by-pass technology and get down to good old-fashioned communications!
Yes of course its cheaper than Euro-Starring across and paying hotels bills but eye contact, the initial hand-shake and body language can tell a far better picture, than a crackling hello on a teleconference call.
The chance for a personal chat over lunch, gives you that added dimension of your colleagues and the chance to get away from the office overall allows you to think about the projects with a different perspective.
Let’s be honest, when we are on a call, most of us use this opportunity to do other work – and don’t fully engage. How many times have you been asked a question and you have no idea what has just been discussed… or is that just me?
Have a great weekend!