With the disruption caused by COVID19, many companies are facing choices about how to adjust their plans for long meetings, conferences, and programs as in-person connection is no longer feasible. Teams are migrating to working remotely and reliance on virtual platforms is increasing. While it is very possible to have high-value meetings virtually, there are some core principles to keep in mind. Simply taking what you would do in person and trying to do it online will NOT work!
Work happens through our conversations and relationships. When we meet in person, we talk, we connect, we work through things together, we strengthen our relationships, we share ideas, have insights, and coordinate our follow up actions. With a little creativity, virtual meetings can do the same thing, as long as we design them for human connection.
Here are some guidelines to note as you brainstorm how to (re-)design your meetings for virtual connection:
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