4. They help your team communicate better
According to Forbes, 77% of those surveyed agreed that it’s easier to read body language and facial expressions in person rather than online. That has a profound benefit when you bring larger groups people together – the more people who are aligned, the better, and if it’s easier to do that in person rather than online, it will be more valuable.
In the same survey, 75% said they value the social interaction and the ability to bond with co-workers that they get from being together. If you’re running a team that needs to connect and communicate well together, getting together physically can be a productive and effective solution.
On a side note, multiple studies have shown that while in a virtual meeting, participants don’t give it their full attention. The Forbes study reports that 58% say they frequently surf the web, check email or do unrelated tasks while in a digital meeting. So if you want your team’s full attention, being there in person makes a difference.