How to make the most out of remote meetings

Updated: Mar 28

Use research-based insights to improve your remote meetings and keep attendees engaged.

Poorly managed meetings have a major negative impact on team success, innovation, creativity, individual well-being, and individual participant stress level. In fact, a poorly run meeting can even lead to meeting recovery syndrome, where employees require additional time and productivity to mentally recover from a bad meeting.

In my experience, very often about 50% of meeting time is effective, well-used and engaging - and those effectiveness numbers drop even further when it comes to virtual conferences, lectures and meetings.

Conducting meetings the right way can lead to many positive and energizing business outcomes.

This results in better decision making and improved innovation, greater cohesion, agility, and resilience - essential outcomes as teams and organizations struggle with the current pandemic work challenges.

On the positive side, there is an evidence-based roadmap based on more than 20 years of research on meetings and teams. Meeting science has unearthed important insights that can be of great benefit to meeting leaders, especially in these challenging times marked by an increase in remote meetings. Incidentally, many of these guidelines will also work for face-to-face meetings when they become possible again.

If you want to know how to make your remote meeting successful, contact us. Alternatively, take a look at our education service overview.