Meetings in real life have the advantage of being physically and socially dynamic. In a remote world all of these human contacts have been turned into scheduled video calls: coffee breaks, shared lunch conversations (now without lunch), a quick check-in with a coworker. Instead of changing locations and bumping into people along the way, employees enter a video conference with little to no options for small talk or serendipity. The result is stress, the risk of burnout, and general unhappiness with “remote”. When the entire workday is taken over by five, six, or seven meetings, there’s no time for productive work to happen without sacrificing private time.