Human interaction is important in any working environment. And even in a virtual office setting, communication is essential to keep a team moving towards achieving its goals. This is why companies that set up virtual office arrangements heavily utilise email, instant messaging, and even video-conferencing in communicating with each other.
However, this may not be enough, as sometimes, there’s no replacing actual interaction. This is where regular meetings are important. Companies that have employees scattered across cities, states, countries, and even continents should find a way to have regular meet-ups, at least once a year.
In most cases, it would benefit the team to hold meetings not only in a work setting—it also makes sense to get together for recreational purposes. So the company annual meeting would also be the team’s summer get-together. This would be like professionals holding regular or annual conferences with colleagues. The company gets to achieve two goals with one event—professional and recreational.