Getting together is an activity that is often undervalued
Humans are social animals, and yet, if we look around us, our lack of satisfaction with the way we meet up with others is palpable. This was confirmed, for example, by an American study carried out in 2013, according to which 75% of the people interviewed were unhappy with their relationships with their friends. Another survey carried out by State of Enterprise Work in 2015 showed that the main obstacle to a productive working day for many employees was meetings, which they defined as a waste of time.
There seems to be a problem with our events, and yet, even though we are aware of it, nobody does anything to change things: day after day, we continue to plan dinners, meetings and organise our gatherings in the same way, focussing on the logistics instead of the purpose, people’s needs and their conversations.
The key ideas of "The Art of Gathering"
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