Whether you’re an occasional remote worker, a full-time freelancer, or amid a pandemic, chances are you’re participating in a fair number of virtual meetings. In fact, 14 percent of remote workers engage in more than ten meetings per week (during regular business circumstances).
While virtual meetings provide critical face time and build stronger professional relationships, they also present a unique set of etiquette challenges. We’ve compiled a list of virtual meeting rules that everyone should agree to follow.
Business meetings are part of the job in any industry. When designed effectively, they can leave you feeling inspired, accomplished, and connected. However, when designed poorly, they can leave you feeling like you wasted your time. According to Doodle’sDoodle’s 2019 State of Meetings report, the cost of poorly organized meetings in 2019 reached $399 billion in the United States.
To help you avoid contributing to this waste of time and money, District Offices’ has gathered our meeting planning intel and shortlisted the secrets to hosting productive meetings— so you can hit 2020 ready to go.
It’s that time of year again, with holiday parties happening just about every other day. It seems like if you’re not attending one, you’re throwing one! After all, what better way to celebrate the approach of a new year and get excited about the holiday season? There are a lot of reasons to throw a party, and the truth is, you could throw one virtually anywhere you have space.
If you’re a lawyer, it’s a sure bet you’ve heard the term “war room” before. It’s that special place where everyone on the litigation team gathers to hammer out details just before and during a courtroom trial, in a coordinated effort to present the best case possible. Though all war rooms are a little different, what doesn’t change is the fact that every war room is a high-pressure environment, with a lot going on.
It’s the central hub for the litigation team in the midst of trial and on any given day, you could walk in and see things like witness prep happening, trial rehearsals, graphic tweaks, and changes to judicial rulings in process. All geared for one goal—to win at court. A trial is high stakes, which means an effective war room has to be properly equipped so that everything can proceed smoothly.
Whether you’re looking to host a networking event or a conference, or you want to host something a little smaller, like a breakout session or an intimate meeting, proper planning is the key to making it a success. Depending on the type of event you are hosting, you may also need to consider how you will promote it.
The more people you estimate to be in attendance, the more you will have to work to get the word out and get it to run smoothly. With that said, here are some tips to help you along the way. You can use these tips as a checklist of sorts to make sure you’re covering all your bases. Feel free to skip the tasks that don’t really apply to the type of event you are hosting.
Is there anything worse than wasting your time (and everyone else’s) at a meeting that ends up being colossally unproductive? The meeting started late; there was no clear objective or agenda; no one knew who was in charge, and ultimately… nothing was accomplished that couldn’t have been done in an email.
Meetings like this leave everyone with a slightly sour feeling and instill dread in your team around the next meeting that rolls around. Luckily, it is possible to run a meeting that accomplishes your goals, provided you go into it with a little forethought.Read More