Now even more than ever, companies need teams to have effective interactions, especially for their online meetings. We provide 3 strategies to help your teams get the most out of their virtual meetings and really push your company forward.
‘Not yet’ are two powerful words which when added to your negative, self-doubting sentences will help you find the mental strength to continue on, to try again … and again! Learn to use them and become more resilient and positive.
Our advice to Peter was that he needed to learn not to fear failure; to trust that others can and will step up to the mark, and that his role as a leader during this crisis, as well as in general, is not to micro-manage but rather to guide and encourage.
As professional facilitators, we understand how these differ from face to face meetings and have accumulated a great deal of experience in facilitating successful virtual meetings. Here are 5 rules we use to ensure productive and engaging virtual meetings.
Setting aside time to prepare properly for their meetings will help your team be more effective. We have a handy checklist for meeting organisers and participants to ensure they are ready and meetings run smoothly and arrive at good conclusions!
Asking your team for feedback is not easy, but it is always worthwhile. We give you tips on how to ensure you get a well-considered response from all members of your team with clear examples of what you do well and areas for improvement. It will be good for you and for them, so don’t hesitate.
A couple of weeks ago, when facilitating a session at one of our clients, we ran into a typical situation: Managers expressed frustration because decisions were too often implemented without them being consulted. Sometimes, the CEO just want people to voice their opinion!
Does your company have difficulties too sticking to the foreseen agenda of its meetings? Meeting participants enter long discussions and before they realize it – they’ve spent far too much time on one topic and don’t have sufficient time for a next (far more important) one…. In this insight we’ll dig deeper into a core underlying reason of this problem – and make some suggestions so your meetings won’t get off track.
When we talk about facilitation, we like to use the analogy of the thermometer and the thermostat. A thermometer measures the temperature; whereas a thermostat not only measures the temperature but also adapts it to reach the desired level.