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What value(s) do we realize as an attendee from meeting face-to-face? Part 6 February 14, 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 six:

6.      Individual attendees are more inclined to develop social “identities” in terms of group membership with face-to-face contacts. Attending face-to-face meetings help individuals develop clearer understandings of how they themselves “belong” to the organization in which they work. How do they fit in? What is their status among other group members? Most would experience pride when asked to be included in face-to-face meetings with high-level executives or powerful people within organizations. Meetings help organizations define and represent the social entities and relationships within the organization.

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.