Remote meetings are great but if not done right, they can feel counterproductive and overwhelming. This blog post is going to talk about a couple of ways you can make remote meetings efficient and have everyone feeling like the agenda was covered well.
You want to minimize as many distractions as possible. Not everyone has a plain background for meetings so use the feature to either blur or choose your background. It may seem small but this is something that each person can control and personalize, which can make a difference when working remotely. With whatever platform your work uses, usually, there is a feature where you can dim noises that could be distracting (keyboard clicking, doors closing, etc.). See what your platform offers and go from there on choosing what works best for you.
When having a remote meeting, it’s easy to get off track and talk about things that aren’t on the agenda which can turn into the meeting going over the allotted time. When this happens it takes away from everyone’s time on getting their other tasks done and can also cause meeting burnout. If you are the one in charge of the meeting, prepare an agenda and make it a goal to keep the conversation on the topic. This will make everyone feel like the meeting was not only productive but worth the time.
These are only a couple of ways to get the most out of your remote meetings but starting with these will help with productivity and morale!