Eight in Ten Americans Working from Home Miss In-Person Meetings
Working from home is taking its toll on some Americans. According to a recent study by APCO, a large number of people are missing the human interaction that comes with meeting face-to-face. The study found that 81% of professionals who attend in-person meetings and conferences before the pandemic miss doing so. This study also shows that people are just as likely, if not more likely, to attend in-person meetings when the pandemic is over.
This new survey has discovered some intriguing information on travel for business events. Here are some key takeaways from the :
- A majority agree that in-person meetings and in-person events will be critical for their professional development, noting that such opportunities facilitate better relationship-building, enhance internal team engagement, allow for clearer communication and help build trust.
- Industry professionals have adopted new policies and protocols to ensure that people are able to meet in-person while mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
- 45% of Americans agree that convention centers and event venues should be eligible for federal support.
The key takeaway? The desire to have in-person meetings and events remains strong. With advances in our fight against the pandemic, it’s only a matter of time before we are meeting like old times. Demand is increasing, which in return means space is limited for 2021 and 2022.
All of this means one thing – now is a great time to start booking your group travel again.
Next Level Performance has professional solutions to suite your many group and individual travel needs. We’re excited to help you re-connect with your clients and coworkers.