Official meetings are an avenue to construct employee-engagement. Instead of one-on-one, you talk to many co-workers instantly. But these meetings should not become a perfunctory part of your work. They must be effective in finding solutions and reaching to different decisions. You can instill some routine-tasks in your mechanism to make these meetings more and more useful:
Meetings are definitely very necessary to chart out the further course of a company or organization, but a period-based time-table gives them significance. They are very necessary to cultivate trust and bonding between you and your team-members, but a priority-based agenda make them highly fruitful.