This evidence-based approach to making your online gatherings engaging and productive will continue to bring benefits long after the pandemic has passed.
Half the meetings we hold in the real world not only fail to engage people, they can even be detrimental to your team’s wellbeing. When you shift gatherings online – as most of us have during the COVID-19 pandemic – they have even less chance of producing satisfactory results.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Writing for MIT Sloan Management Review, Professor Steven G Rogelberg, author of The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance (Oxford University Press, 2019), explains that leading effective online meetings is all about careful stewardship.