Executives spend 18 of their 55-hour workweek in meetings, according to the “Executive Time Use Project,” by the London School of Economics and Harvard Business School.
No surprise there.
But the survey did reveal something less expected: Execs are more often meeting virtually, through instant messaging, video chat and other tools.
The format and tools used during a virtual meeting will depend on the goals of the meeting.
If, for example, your boss wants to get an accurate read on the group’s reactions to a new idea, a video call might be best, since participants cannot simply “mute” their responses.
Organize a virtual meeting, and prepare participants to get the most out of one, using the following checklist:
√ Where will you hold the meeting? Usually a conference room, outfitted with the right technology, will be best for on-site participants.
√ Which meeting platform will work best? To determine the platform, consider t...(register to read more)