A face time culture is one where time spent at work is seen as a signal of or a social cue of an individual’s level of productivity and organizational commitment.(Kossek).
“Time spent meeting someone face to face rather than communicating using a computer.”
“Because time at work necessarily implies time away from other activities, employees who are observed to be present at work for extended hours, appear to be more committed than their counterparts who arrive and depart at standard times. … it is not clear that such employees accomplish more…Face time as an indicator of commitment, though clearly an imperfect rule, works because it unambiguously indicates that the work of the organization can and does take precedence over other aspects of ones life” (p. 110, Bailyn, 1993).