Hybrid meetings are here to stay and we need to find ways to manage them effectively so as to optimize collaboration, communication and productivity.
Hybrid meetings are ones where at least one meeting participant joins remotely, while others are onsite in the office. This may be the result of having some employees choosing to work remotely or because of travel restrictions or global pandemics preventing in-office work. If a hybrid meeting is not well facilitated or organized it can be very frustrating and interruptive for all participants – or may result in those online being sidelined.
Below are 8 tips for managing successful hybrid meetings. These tips are aimed at helping you to create more engaging, inclusive, collaborative and organized meetings.
1. Take time to plan hybrid meetings
2. Share meeting goals
3. Manage the meeting strictly
4. Focus on great facilitation
5. Be inclusive
6. Share meeting rules
7. Use digital meeting tools to enhance communication and collaboration
8. Record and share decisions
The key component to hosting successful meetings, whether hybrid or onsite, is careful planning and organization. If you want to know more tips and tricks on how to do it follow this link!