Despite the growth of telework and correspondence by e-mail, business leaders still crave face time with their coworkers, according to the results of a survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Cisco Systems.
75 percent of survey respondents believe in-person collaboration is critical and 82 percent said they felt better understood after in-person encounters. This speaks to the natural need for human interaction and feedback, which can often be lost in faceless communications by phone, social media and e-mail.
In-person collaboration also includes video conferencing and telepresence, which combines the best of both worlds by allowing for remote work without sacrificing the subtle strengths of face-to-face, real-time collaboration.
What makes in-person communication resonate so well? The survey breaks out the six key elements of successful communication.
Check out the full infographic from Cisco for more information on the power of in-person collaboration.