5 Reasons You Can't Beat Face-to-Face

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With telecommuting and other workplace strategies, it is important to recognize the value of balance. Here are five reasons you can't beat face-to-face in a work environment. You can download the …

With telecommuting and other workplace strategies, it is important to recognize the value of balance. Here are five reasons you can't beat face-to-face in a work environment. You can download the slides here>> http://roomtag-1.hs-sites.com/download-5-reasons-you-cant-beat-face-to-face

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  • 1. 5 Reasons You Can’t Beat Face-to-Face
  • 2. 1. Seeing is Emotional Being together in person develops the office culture because seeing is emotional. While we only remember 20% of what we hear, we remember 50% of what we see & hear together! 5 Reasons You Can’t Beat Face-to-Face | February 2014 2
  • 3. 2. It Creates a Presence Everyone may know if you do good work & contribute to the company. But, having a presence in the office adds a dimension to that perception. Making an appearance in the office is highly meaningful in terms of the impression you make on your colleagues. 5 Reasons You Can’t Beat Face-to-Face | February 2014 3
  • 4. 3. It Will Get You Promoted Creating “face-time” at the office may help you get promoted. Recent research indicates that promotions are more likely with time spent at the office vs. telecommuting. 5 Reasons You Can’t Beat Face-to-Face | February 2014 4
  • 5. 4. Innovation Takes Place in Person It’s not just that Yahoo!, Zappos and many others banned telecommuting. Google & Harvard scientifically demonstrated that personal interaction boosts innovation (dubbed the “water cooler effect”). 5 Reasons You Can’t Beat Face-to-Face | February 2014 5
  • 6. 5. Humans Value Community For the most part, humans tend to value being together. Even introverts will prefer an environment where people are nearby. A vibrant community is proven to be a key to individual happiness. 5 Reasons You Can’t Beat Face-to-Face | February 2014 6