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- Make an agenda and stick to it. This is Meetings 101, but it’s crucial to help everyone be prepared and stay on task.
- Use email when possible. Just because it’s generally easier to hop on a meeting virtually than it is in person doesn’t mean that is always the solution. Use other collaboration methods besides just meetings. Also, did you know that with adequate templates, you can use email to send meeting invitations?
- Chat with co-workers through other channels. Use the company intranet, Slack channels, or virtual happy hours to catch up with remote co-workers so meetings can be dedicated to productive work.
We’re all experiencing a learning curve as we continually adjust to virtual meetings. But with the right planning and attitude, it’s something we can benefit from, no matter how much time we spend on Zoom each week.
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How much time do you spend in virtual meetings? Do you find it productive or wish there was another way?
This article is republished courtesy of thefutureorganization.com
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