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The Law of Triviality. Briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.

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Evidence for the Effectiveness of Face-to-face meetings vs. Virtual

Companies are reducing the amount of face-to-face meetings in order to reduce their costs.  But the question is are they really saving money?  A recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggests otherwise.

When to have face-to-face meeting:  When group processes and outcomes that require coordination, consensus, timing and persuasion of others were better accomplished up close and personal. Additionally, it is more effective to have face-to-face meetings when negotiating important contracts, interviewing senior staff for key positions and understanding and listening to important customers.  Another finding show that anything with new customers, closing sales, and improving the top line is still done face-to-face.

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