Virtual meetings have become the new norm during the pandemic. For people used to working from home, virtual meeting may come naturally, but for most of us this is a different experience. Despite all the technological aids, having virtual meetings is not the same as having meeting in-person. There are tips and tricks on how to keep your team engaged. In preparation for the meeting, assign the roles to the participants. Try to have the meetings at the same time, but maintain different communication channels. Reminders and action item lists will ensure attendees are prepared and decisions about the future work are followed through.

Key Takeaways:

  • Schedule meetings at the same date, time and format, and make sure everyone attends.
  • Send out emails, text messages and calendar invites before the virtual meeting.
  • Reminders and follow-ups are a good way to counteract the distractions of working from home.

“Though being virtual has many benefits, it has necessitated many of us to multitask, dividing our attention among our other activities.”

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