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Fixing Remote Meetings May 2019 Agile Manchester

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How can we make remote and hybrid meetings more effective, so that we can really reap remote dividends - be they personal, business or environmental.

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Fixing Remote Meetings May 2019 Agile Manchester

  1. 1. How To Fix Remote Work’s Most Troublesome Bug: Ghastly Online Meetings Judy Rees and Steve McCann, May 2019
  2. 2. What’s one regular remote meeting you attend that you’d like to be different? For you, what’s the worst thing about that?
  3. 3. Our Intention To help you discover some ways you can make your remote/hybrid meetings better - perhaps in some ways even better than in-the-room ones!
  4. 4. So That… Together we improve the quality of remote and hybrid meetings and reap the “remote dividend” - with its personal, business and environmental benefits
  5. 5. Start With An Effective Meeting • Clear purpose • Keep attendees engaged • Make safe space for divergent thinking • Produce real, shareable results https://www.atlassian.com/blog/teamwork/how-to-run-effective-meetings
  6. 6. So, how can we do that remotely?
  7. 7. Start With An Effective Meeting • Clear purpose • Keep attendees engaged • Make safe space for divergent thinking • Produce real, shareable results https://www.atlassian.com/blog/teamwork/how-to-run-effective-meetings
  8. 8. “You cannot have a meeting of minds when most of the minds are not in the meeting” Elise Keith
  9. 9. Our focus will be on the human stuff
  10. 10. Tech Does Matter • “One remote, all remote” is currently better than hybrid • Video makes a huge difference • Use breakout rooms - a lot!
  11. 11. What can you do to keep other people engaged?
  12. 12. Listening Activity Listen Be distracted Listen
  13. 13. Listening Activity Listen Be distracted Listen
  14. 14. Listening Activity Listen Be distracted Listen
  15. 15. What did you notice?
  16. 16. “The quality of your attention can determine the quality of another person’s thought” Nancy Kline
  17. 17. Active Attention Activity Practice giving high-quality, active attention
  18. 18. Starter Question • When you are fully engaged in a remote/hybrid meeting, you are like… what?
  19. 19. Lazy Jedi Questions (Clean Language) • What kind of X? • Is there anything else about X? • Aim to use only these questions and no other words. “X” stands for one of their words.
  20. 20. Two Minutes Each. Keep Going! • When you are fully engaged in a remote/hybrid meeting, you are like… what? • What kind of X? • Is there anything else about X?
  21. 21. What did you notice?
  22. 22. Going Deeper • Clear purpose • Keep attendees engaged • Make safe space for divergent thinking • Produce real, shareable results
  23. 23. Ask us about Collaboration Dynamics and Collaborative Influence Free online taster sessions available
  24. 24. Questions For Divergent Thinking • Who’s got something different? • Who’s not like that? • Who’s got something different… or similar?
  25. 25. Think of a flower…
  26. 26. Switcheroo • And when <problem or obstacle, in their words>, what would you like to happen?
  27. 27. Great Remote Facilitation: Impossible? • Energy • Interaction • Movement/Space • Observation
  28. 28. BETTER than in-the-room? • All the right people • Timely • Intimate • Quick • Shared screens, documents, boards, tools etc
  29. 29. Next Steps • Ask us to lead an online session where you work • steve@reesmccann.com • Recorded course: bit.ly/HorridHybrids • London 17 May: bit.ly/RemoteRocks • code AM19 for 50% off • LinkLetter: judyrees.co.uk
  30. 30. What specific actions will you take as a result of this workshop? Speak to someone near you

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