Updated: Aug 16, 2021
As we all shift our collaboration from in person to online platforms, there are a few key things to consider when optimizing our time for productivity. Check out our tips below:
Start meetings with some social time - or better yet, a fun icebreaker activity that either gets people moving or creating in some way. For example, use the white board feature of online meeting platforms to play pictionary or hangman
Be sure to use the most effective platform for the communication purpose (i.e. video conference for meetings, email for information sharing, project management tools like Trello for task delegation and tracking and tools like Slack for day-to-day and conversational collaboration)
Create an agenda for video conferences that carves out time for information sharing, questions, opinions and socializing
Test technology before beginning collaboration in real time and have the host start the meeting 15 minutes early to allow participants to log on and troubleshoot in advance
Effective collaboration occurs when everyone feels included and able to participate in an environment that is light, supportive, creative and social. This is possible online, it just takes a little more intention!
Are you an organization that uses DiSC?
Check out this great resource from Wiley Everything DiSC™ on how to adapt video conferences to be effective for every DiSC style.
Not familiar with DiSC but want to know more? Check out this video!