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What value(s) do we realize as an attendee from meeting face-to-face? Part 4 February 10, 2011

Posted by Roger Rickard in Meetings.
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What value(s) do we realize as an attendee from meeting face-to-face? Why is it important to meet face-to-face?

Psychologically there are a number of positive values about face-to-face meetings that cannot usually be achieved as well through other forms of communication. Here is part four:

4.     Face-to-face meetings allow opportunities for participants to develop relationships among themselves. They can come in the form of personal favors, promises, understandings, business negotiations, etc. These often cannot be achieved by virtue of other forms of communication because of their personal and or informal nature. Information and resources are not the only things needed for work to get done effectively at meetings; there is a much greater value in the ability to build human networks and the relationships to power them.

I NEED YOUR HELP! I am gathering information for a project which I am writing on the value of, and perception of, face-to-face group meetings. The focus is on the group dynamic of meetings and not on one-on-one, face-to-face sales presentations. During each part of this series, I will share a new positive feature about face-to-face meetings. I want to learn from you, the attendee, on what you achieve and receive from attending face-to-face meetings. I want your perception! Your thoughts! Your value!

Any and all comments are welcome. Please feel free to respond publicly here on the blog or privately to roger@reventllc.com.

I want to thank you in advance for your participation in assisting in creating a greater value to face-to-face meetings.