Virtual meetings can be challenging but when face-to-face isn’t an option and the group email chains are getting too complex, it’s time to bring the team together virtually.
All too many people have had the experience of a conference call gone wrong, awkward silences, people talking over each other, and that distracted tone of voice and clicking keyboard that tells you your colleague is using the meeting as a chance to catch up on something else. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With the right set-up, video meetings can be just as effective as face-to-face meetings, possibly even more so.
Next time you need to connect your colleagues across time and space, try these tips for maximizing engagement and bringing the meeting to life.