In my opinion, experiences that are better in-person include: interviews and hiring, selecting strategy, confirming purpose, finalizing agreements, welcoming new members, reunions, first time adventures, significant milestones, and hearing first person narratives. Experiences I defer to a virtual realm include: policy and procedures, non life altering results, recommendations, directions, registration, compliance, processing, and being managed.
‘Is the honor in being asked or is the honor attending the meeting?’ This is a mantra I use as a guide to determine the importance of a face-to-face interactions. We get a rush when invited to the next meeting. We feel important and want to be heard. How could the organization survive without our unique and wise input? However, a balance exists between being in attendance versus perfecting our remarkable craftsmanship. Sometimes not interrupting the tribe’s work is the wisest decision we can make.