Successful remote meetings require the same level of planning as in-person gatherings. It is essential to be clear on the agenda and ensure that everyone has read the pre-readings and that the sharing process goes easily during the meeting, and all the important issues are discussed. You’ll know that your remote team meetings were successful if you leave the meeting feeling that these things took place.
If your meetings don’t result in results, they are a waste of money and time for the entire business. Remote teams must invest in the right tools and strategies to ensure that meetings are successful. Meetings are an integral element of the process however, they can be disruptive or even counterproductive if poorly managed. Meetings are often the largest productivity drain on globally dispersed teams.
It’s not so difficult as it may seem to organize an engaging and productive virtual meeting. You can help your team stay on the same page and be more productive by following some best practices. Here are eight essential strategies for running successful remote meetings: