Scheduled, organized, and productive meetings are certainly a delight. You walk away with a sense of satisfaction that your time was well invested. But sometimes I’ve walked away wondering what we actually accomplished.
During those times, I’ve wondered if it would have been better to have collaborated on a Google Doc or held a video meeting. Much of what we did was fill in the blanks with names, dates, and details.
Yet during a live meeting, there is a lot more in the dynamics than the details that we sorted out. Values are shared, relationships deepened, and comradery is furthered. Another positive is that each person is valued along with their perspectives and opinions. These benefits may be part of a video meet, but not at the level of a face to face meeting – certainly not with collaboration. So let’s meet, for the sake of a meeting.
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