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In Defense of Meetings: NBBJ Tells QZ Why Face-to-Face Connections Are Still Important

Most of us hate meetings. So much so that our collective distaste for them is the butt of jokes on TV. But just because we’ve had bad experiences with meetings doesn’t mean we need to throw them out entirely, argues Scott Wyatt and Ryan Mullenix on tech website QZ.

For example, a recent study by computer scientist Alex Pentland found that Bank of America employees were actually more productive when they were given face-to-face coffee breaks with colleagues (previously, they were only allowed to take coffee breaks alone). So meetings in and of themselves are not bad. We just need to change the structure of them.