Virtual Teams

How To Track The Energy In An Online Meeting

It’s one of the biggest challenges that leaders of remote meetings report. “How can I track the energy of the group in an online meeting?” Managers, for example, find it hard to tell whether people are agreeing with a proposed course of action. Trainers find it hard to tell if their students are getting what’s …

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Should You Record Online Meetings And/Or Training?

I’m delivering loads of live-online training about online meetings at the moment. There’s Remote Meetings Mastery (with Lisette Sutherland) and Remote Agile Facilitator for Adventures with Agile, plus a train-the-trainer for ICAgile. Plus, I’m gearing up for the year’s biggest online event for Clean Language enthusiasts, Metaphorum 2019. And there’s one question that keeps being …

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The 3 Questions You Must Ask Before Choosing An Online Sticky-Note Tool

Facilitators love sticky-notes! Colourful, accessible, flexible… and temporary. They allow groups to capture and manipulate their thoughts in an accessible, interactive way. So when facilitators start to work online – assuming that they’re able to see and hear everyone clearly, and have video breakout rooms to play with – it’s sticky notes (aka Post-Its) that …

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Stuck in ANOTHER Remote Meeting? Here’s Why

If, like many of the people I work with, you’re wondering why your calendar is packed with back-to-back remote meetings, this post is for you. It turns out there’s a scientific explanation. Let me share the details. First, we need to understand why most meetings happen: At the most basic level, teams meet to quickly …

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Are The Days Of The “Training Day” Numbered?

I was up in Telford this week for an awesome training day with the guys from MiTek – the first ever get-together for the 50-strong, internationally-based software development group. At first, some participants seemed a bit nervous to speak to colleagues they didn’t know – especially those from other countries. But after a few hours …

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