It doesn’t have to be morning, in fact it’s often lunch, afternoon, evening or midnight, but coffee meetings are a way to reset the thinking mode you might find yourself locked into at a desk. A change of function, a conversion into deeper thought caused by a momentary step back from the action of the day, allows a new perspective to gently enter into what you’re doing.
I just got back from coffee with a barrister. In that short fifteen minutes we canvassed issues concerning three upcoming trials and discussed two of the recent legal developments affecting criminal law litigation.
I am in meetings like that pretty much every day. The best part about it, it reminds me just how valuable face-to-face communication is – it’s faster because it’s more efficient, it assists to ensure a relationship built on confidence and clarity and it avoids endless phone or email tag.