Conducting Productive Virtual Team Meetings
Up until recently you may have been doing solely in-person team meetings, but it’s likely with the recent changes in how businesses are operating that you’re now meeting up via Zoom or Google Hangouts. If you’re not used to this medium it may feel awkward or not as efficient, but we promise you that with a few tips, you’ll be leading like the old pro you are.
1. Create Time for Personal Exchanges
Just like your in-person meetings, you should build in some time to your meeting for personal exchanges and to see how your employees are doing. Keep in mind that this is a sensitive time + it’s important to create the space for mental health discussions — even if it’s a simple “Hey, how are you really holding up?” during your 1-1 calls with team members. It’s important that your employees feel valued and supported.
2. Send Out An Agenda
We like to send out meeting agendas ahead of time so employees and partners know what to expect. Obviously, you can remain flexible, but we’ve found that it’s appreciated when people know what they can expect and when they can expect it.
3. Use Mute
Ask whoever isn’t speaking to mute their microphone when they’re not speaking. This will remove any odd background noises that may distract or take away from the importance of the topic. T
Tell Us: What are your tips for running a productive virtual meeting?