During the lockdown, we all had to become Zoom experts overnight! But nothing beats face-to-face contact, whether it’s with your family or your Team.
So we’re giving 5 reasons why it may be soon time to give Zoom a break and get back to physical networking (safely of course).
It’s in our DNA
Humans are social animals – we’re not designed to be cooped up as we have been for a significant amount of time. Our nature is to meet people and forge new relationships. Plus it’s a lot easier without the screen barrier, as online relationships are generally less authentic and trust-worthy.
It’s better for both our Mental and Physical Wellbeing to not be on the screen as much as we have been
We all know using a screen all the time isn’t good for our eyesight, but we’ve been using them a lot more than usual for both work and play.
But also, when everything’s online, you think that they’re always working or contactable. Being back in the office for work gives a clear start and end time that is harder to enforce when at home.
In-person meetings are more creative and fluid
Zoom meetings are good for structure, but not if you want a brainstorming session. It’s harder via a screen to be as creative and innovative for your Team to discuss ideas. Yes the tools are there such as the screen-share and the chat function, but it’s a lot harder for fluid Teamwork. And it’s also a lot slower to type up minutes etc online than to jot them down in person.
Physical networking allows your Team to focus better with fewer distractions
Working from home is a lot harder then we all thought it was going to be. From being distracted to what’s happening outside, to having to look after children at the same time! Even on a Zoom call, it’s a lot harder not to be distracted.
Let’s be honest, no-one is going to miss a crackly connection, or the camera suddenly not working; it’s not only annoying but also wastes time in your meetings.
If you’d like a change of scene or the chance to escape from zoom, why not contact us to see what meeting options we can offer you… Please phone 01204 852113