Why spontaneous meetings matter?
Increase creativity & productivity
People meet, discuss their ideas, their problems and share knowledge: the innovation is born, the problems are solved**
If you have friends at work you perform better, you are more engaged, and happier with your job*
* Are Workplace Friendships a Mixed Blessing? Exploring Tradeoffs of Multiplex Relationships and their Associations with Job Performance; 2015
Running into different people regularly can save and change lifes of the people who struggle with loneliness***
** Engineering Serendipity: When Does Knowledge Sharing Lead to Knowledge Production?; 2020
*** Loneliness as epidemic; 2016. // The 2020 State of Remote Work, 2020