Do you need to engage your multi-generational teams in strategic planning?
Do scheduling conflicts and remote teams make it challenging for you to get everyone at the table?
And when meeting participants are finally gathered, does your meeting stay on track and on time, with everyone contributing equally to the outcomes?
We have a solution, one that harnesses the strengths of everyone involved, keeps people engaged and focused, and builds ownership and commitment to your strategic plan. This solution also makes it possible for your people to join your strategic planning meetings from any location.
We are currently working with our partners at Stormz to increase the number of facilitators across the globe who will be able to tap into the power of digital facilitation.
For the uninitiated, digital facilitators use cutting edge technology (e.g., Stormz) to engage people in intelligent collaborations in person or online; simultaneously or independently over a period of time, in small groups or at large conferences.
There’s no denying the popularity of virtual meetings. With team members working from home or spread around the world, virtual meetings are more practical and convenient than in-person meetings, and the technology used for virtual meetings is improving all the time.
On the downside, virtual meetings can be challenging for participants. There’s much room for improvement in terms of focus, collaboration, productivity and creativity during virtual meetings. Participants can easily be distracted if not actively engaged. The fact that no one can see what other participants are doing means there’s a temptation to multi-task (we’ve all been guilty of this!).
People can become distracted and disengaged during online meetings when they don’t feel their time is being put to good use. The problem lies in trying to match “old school” facilitation styles with digital meetings.
The good news is that virtual meetings can be just as good (or even better) than an in-person meeting, even for large groups. And with virtual meetings, you save the costs associated with bringing people together from across distances, such as travel, meeting space, food and accommodations.
How can you ensure a productive and collaborative virtual meeting?
Online course development is exciting work, and we’re celebrating!
After four and a half months of instructional design and script editing, extensive collaboration with an excellent videographer and a very flexible graphic designer, along with tapping into the extensive talents of our go-to techie and an assortment of online tools, I am happy to report that our clients are launching their first online course: Parenting Up.