In the brave new world we’re living in now, all the meetings seem to be taking place on Zoom or Webex or Google Hangouts. But in an inversion of the old joke about meetings that really could have been emails–is this another video meeting that could have been a call?
While it’s easier to fire up your videoconference platform than to physically go to another place to meet, it’s still worth remembering that there is a level of “showing up” that has to happen when people turn their cameras on, and that preparation means your video meetings will tend to feel more important and last longer than phone calls.
What are the ways your team communicates?
- Phone call
- Conference call
- Shared document
Lead your team to make decisions about when, and in what circumstances, to use the various methods of communication, and consider scheduling actual, real-time meetings sparingly.
Read more about better team meetings here—