When working, particularly in fast paced environments, it can be tempting to want to streamline everything. We cancel meetings to make decisions async. Slackbots direct people to Notion pages where policies are outlined. We get things done and worry about those who were not consulted later. Sometimes this is the best approach to take. I’d argue that that’s possibly the case most of the time. However, sometimes it’s worth taking the slower option, particularly when it comes to building relationships. Sacrifice efficiency every so often by having the meeting instead of sending the email to ensure greater buy-in. Don’t cancel the 1:1 every time “there is nothing to discuss” and occasionally go for coffee instead. There are likely areas of your work that could be optimised by the occasional human intervention, even if a more automated approach is available.