Online Facilitation

How To Reduce Groupthink In Remote Meetings

Individuals often make bad decisions. We buy things we don’t need. We eat things we know we shouldn’t. So at work, we often get together to share decision-making, in the hope that since two heads are better than one, many heads should make great decisions. But the research shows that groups often make worse decisions …

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How To Build Psychological Safety In A Remote Team

Psychological safety is an essential ingredient for high-performing teams: probably the single most important ingredient. But how can you build psychological safety in a remote team? In 2016, Google did a huge piece of research into the dynamics of effective teams, called Project Aristotle. Data from more than 200 interviews was crunched using 35 statistical …

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Shaping A Remote Meeting… When It’s Not Your Meeting!

How do you shape a remote meeting – whether it’s a video call or an old-fashioned phone conference – when it’s not ‘your’ meeting? It can take a bit of courage! I was introducing my ENGAGE model of remote facilitation at AgileDayRiga last week and this emerged as one of the top challenges. By the …

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ENGAGE: The New Rules For Online Meetings

If you’re a facilitator, trainer or group coach, how can you best engage participants remotely, so that you have really creative online meetings and other live events? By applying your in-person best practices! A great online facilitator uses what we know works in person – and figures out how to apply that online. I’ve pulled …

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