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The Many Benefits of In-Person Business Meetings

The Many Benefits of In-Person Business Meetings

In the age of digital communication, we often discount the value of in-person, face-to-face meetings.

Our lives are hectic and frenetic, and we certainly can’t be in several places at once, so it’s a massive advantage to have so many handy communication tools at our disposal. They help us get more accomplished in less time; they facilitate document signing, collaboration, and all manner of file transfer. If you didn’t actually need to be in the same room as another human, you can make that a reality.

The truth is, despite the convenience of text, email, instant messaging apps, and various forms of conferencing, there is no substitute for an in-person meetup.

Need some convincing? Here are some of the many benefits of in-person business meetings and why you should prioritize them:

1. In-Person Meetings Get Better Results

If you are meeting through a video or phone conference, there is a huge potential for some of your meeting attendees to tune out completely. When you can’t see the people in your meeting, you have no idea whether they are engaged in the discussion, meaning that your message might not be getting through to everybody. When you meet in-person, you have a better chance of connecting and, therefore, a greater potential for success.

2. In-Person Meetings Mean Fewer Misunderstandings

Despite the convenience of digital communication, much is lost in translation. There are countless examples of bad feelings due to misreading signals and misconstrued intent based on a poorly-worded text or hastily written email. You simply can’t see a person’s expression or read their body language unless you are in the same room. Miscommunication leads to frustration and delays—two things that don’t belong in a successful business transaction.

3. Meeting In-Person Strengthens Relationships

Strong relationships are the foundations of a successful business venture. Whether we’re talking about meeting with your team, checking in with a remote office, or putting the finishing touches on a deal with a major client, the human touch is imperative to ensure those relationships remain strong. If your company operates in several locations, make a point of visiting those outlets regularly. Whether that means once a year or once a month, these are the moments your colleagues will remember. The stronger these relationships are, the stronger your company will be.

4. In-Person Meetings Provide Context

Even though you might have worked with someone for years, you can’t get to know them well until you see where they spend most of their time. Their work environment is likely very different from yours and it just might provide the context you need to understand why they approach situations the way they do. You’re meeting them on their own turf, and you’ll no doubt learn a lot about them when you can color in the background.

In conclusion, these are just a few benefits of in-person meetings – but we’d love to tell you more! If you’re looking for a place to meet with your colleagues, suppliers, or customer, Fusion Workplaces is at your service. We offer meeting rooms on-demand as well as flexible office solutions that you will love.

Reach out today to find out how we can help.


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