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What value(s) do we realize as an attendee from meeting face-to-face? Part 5 February 11, 2011

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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 five:

5.      Face-to-face meetings provide for participants the opportunities to develop transparency and trust among each other in ways that are not always possible compared to other forms of communication. Trust is the foundation for interpersonal cooperation in organizations and an integral part of how businesses function. Building trust is clearly a function of having repeated personal interactions with one another. One can build trust using computer-based technologies but the research evidence suggests it takes longer to achieve that trust than from face-to-face meetings.

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.