Should emails take the place of meetings?
No, and email gets abused when companies allow it, causing more
meetings or emails than having had a meeting in the first place.
Meetings are group interactions, emails should be a media to
deliver and respond to facts. Group consenus via email fills up
everyone's in box with all the replies "I agree...", "Good
idea...", "what about this..." and the worker(s) become extrememly
unproductive because they're reading email all day.