The same planning is essential for successful remote meetings as it is for in-person meetings. It is essential to be clear on the agenda and make sure that everyone has read pre-readings and that sharing happens smoothly in-meeting, and that all important points are discussed. You’ll be able to tell if the remote team meetings were successful if you go home feeling like these things have happened.
If your meetings don’t produce results, they’re a waste of time and money for the whole company. Remote teams should invest in strategies and tools to make meetings more successful. Meetings are an integral component of the working process however, if they’re not properly managed, they can be distracting and even harmful for employees who are distributed. In reality, meetings are often the largest productivity drain for teams that are distributed across the globe especially those who have to work in multiple time zones.
It’s not as difficult as it could seem to organize an productive and engaging virtual meeting. If you follow a few best practices you can ensure that your team is on the same page, stay focused and more productive during virtual meetings. Here are eight crucial techniques for conducting successful remote meetings: