During the past two years we have become used to online meetings and facetime calls to keep in touch with business associates, staff and friends.
Now that restrictions are easing it is worth reconsidering the value of a face-to-face conversation.
Psychologists would point to the non-verbal cues that are lost when we are distanced from our contacts.
We should keep talking and re-establish face to face contact with our business contacts provided common sense dictates any need for mask wearing or social distancing.
Making an effort to keep in touch will help us relax and start sharing problems, common experiences and how those problems can be solved.
For example, in a business context, if you can call on customers to discover their challenges this may reveal opportunities for you to step in and offer a solution.