Why Face-to-face Meetings are more in Demand?
Face-to-face meetings are considered better than virtual meetings (81 per cent). The ability to be able to ‘read the room’ through non-verbal cues such as body language and eye contact was considered key by 50 per cent of respondents.
Face-to-face meetings encourage greater
involvement from attendees, with less chance of misinterpretation (64 per cent) and a greater opportunity to build trust (63 per cent).
Small talk is a good business meeting tool; the average meeting starts with approximately 7.5 minutes of light-hearted conversation (UK & USA average 6 minutes, India 9 minutes, China 7.5 minutes and the UAE 9.5 minutes). News and current affairs are the
Using humour to build a relationship is also considered important in the UK (61 per cent), India (54 per cent), China (50 per cent) and the UAE (50 per cent), but less so in USA (40 per cent). main topic of conversation in China (64 per cent), India (59 per cent) and the UAE (49 per cent).