Just came back from short business trip in Kyoto. Definitely worth catching up with one of our backend engineer though 2 hours bullet train ride. I used to doubt that as a freelancer or solo online worker, there is no meaning of meeting with clients or other co workers if you can make things done online. However it’s quite important to communicate in person, to know who you’re working with. The reason is 1: You don’t trust someone you’ve never met or you don’t have any information about them. And trust is the most important aspect when you think of working with them. 2: If you met them, you can feel their personality more than over the phone or text messaging. You can work with him/her more comfortably if you met them in person (unless the meeting was awkward or pissing him/her off ). 3: It is more fun and efficient working with someone whom you know well. Less misunderstanding and communicating more efficiently. I am maybe a newbie as freelance web developer. But hope I can improve my work balance and environment myself and share them with you ☺️ please share your thoughts.