Study: In-Person Contact Still Important For Business

04/24/2012 03:31 pm ET | Updated Apr 25, 2012

In a world where business partners, thousands of miles apart, can chat via Skype, exchange data through email and virtually sign important documents, it's hard to remember a time when we had to expend a little energy to close the deal.

While no one can argue with convenience, there have been many arguments made about the impact a lack of in-person contact can have on our everyday lives.

In a survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit, more than 850 business leaders weighed in on the value of in-person interactions at work. Do you agree with the results below?

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