Virtual meetings have been growing in popularity for years, and they became a necessity for many when COVID-19 restrictions stopped us from gathering together in person. Pandemic or not, there are plenty of benefits to meeting online.
The biggest benefit to virtual delivery is accessibility; it allows people from all over to gather without spending the time or money to travel, and some technology even makes it more accessible for those with disabilities. Captioning, video options, and the ability for each participant to control their own volume mean it can be even easier for everyone to participate.
Between great technology options and highly-effective techniques, your virtual meeting can help your organization be more creative, engaging and collaborative. This is your chance to add new interactive elements to your meeting, encourage open dialogue, develop clear thinking, and make sound decisions based on solid consensus. And if you’re struggling with making online meetings work for your group, a facilitator might be just what you need!
Meeting virtually allows your team to stay connected and engaged, even when you can’t be together. This is a great time to build trust and relationships, and strengthen your team culture—especially with remote working becoming more common and long term.
Don’t let gathering restrictions put your planning or training on the backburner. Can you afford to miss out while others are adapting and innovating?