Bain & Company provides tips to enable leaders to foster collaboration, deepen connections, and make most out of virtual meetings

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Remote Collaboration – Bain & Company provides tips to enable leaders to foster collaboration, deepen connections, and make most out of virtual meetings

Summary:

Bain & Company published article on ways companies can work together and build team energy in virtual meeting. Some recommendations include:
  • Difference of Virtual Meetings – Include managing distractions, technical difficulties, lack of non-verbal cues for building personal connections, and dealing with people’s learning curves for using technologies
  • Define Dual Intent – Establish content objective (e.g. new product ideas, the five-year plan) and relational objective (e.g. aligning team, establishing trust) of meeting, improve inclusion and connections, and manage emotional energy of group
  • Emphasize Simplicity – Streamline approach with fewer but larger steps, including content, participant list and duration, and assign pre-work before meeting to keep people engaged
  • Adapt Virtual Session – Assign three core facilitators to lead discussion, manage energy of group and curate virtual collaboration space, rehearse flow and adjust, and experiment with interactive tools but keep it simple
  • Humanize the Experience – Provide clear ground rules for interacting, such as muting when not speaking and not multitasking, keeping cameras on for better engagement, and cultivating intimacy through break outs and dialogue
The article can be read for free at https://www.bain.com/insights/socially-distanced-collaboratively-close/
Company: Bain & Company
Category: Remote work
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Original publication date: March 27, 2020

Date last updated: April 13, 2020