5 Strategies for Going to Fewer Meetings

5 Strategies for Going to Fewer Meetings

It’s unfortunate but true: The further you progress in your career, the more meetings you go to. While some are productive, many are disorganized, inefficient, and distracting. It’s also hard to check off your other work tasks when you’re constantly going from meeting...

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What It Takes to Run a Great Virtual Meeting

What It Takes to Run a Great Virtual Meeting

Nothing kills momentum at the start of a meeting like a 15-minute delay because people need to download software, can’t get the video to work, etc. Prior to a virtual meeting, all participants should test the technology and make sure they are comfortable with the...

How to run an effective virtual meeting

How to run an effective virtual meeting

It’s important to remember that while offices are usually designed to be peaceful spaces that are conducive to concentration, our homes can be very different. Asking meeting participants to give a quick ‘virtual tour’ of their environment, in which they detail any...

15 Questions About Remote Work, Answered

15 Questions About Remote Work, Answered

Develop rituals and have a disciplined way of managing the day. Schedule a start and an end time. Have a rhythm. Take a shower, get dressed, even if it’s not what you’d usually wear to work, then get started on the day’s activities. If you’re used to moving...

The seven secrets of successful virtual meetings

The seven secrets of successful virtual meetings

When working with virtual meetings, many different variables come into play that the project manager must be aware of, including: the levels of trust in the team; the urgency of the work; the potential for conflict; the need for in-depth conversations; the mixture of...

Staying Focused When You’re Working From Home

Staying Focused When You’re Working From Home

Mark's boss has agreed that he can work away from the office three days a week and, this morning, he set up his laptop on the kitchen table, ready to tackle the long list of things he needs to do. But, eight hours later, that list hasn't changed much! What's he been...

Coronavirus: How to work from home, the right way

Coronavirus: How to work from home, the right way

It’s realistic to assume that shifting to the ‘home office’ will become the new normal for many of us for a while, given Wednesday’s announcement by the World Health Organization that the coronavirus has officially reached ‘pandemic’ status. Some employees will be...

How To Run a Meeting

How To Run a Meeting

Why have a meeting anyway? Why indeed? A great many important matters are quite satisfactorily conducted by a single individual who consults nobody. A great many more are resolved by a letter, a memo, a phone call, or a simple conversation between two people....