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10 Tips for Picking the Best Tech Tools for Your Next Virtual Meeting

With so many ways to connect virtually, you’d think we’d all be experts by now. In fact, the opposite may be true: Because we have so many choices, finding the best combination of virtual collaboration tools has actually become tougher. And even when we are convinced we’ve chosen wisely, participants inevitably show up unprepared or unable to make […]

From Jaded to Jazzed: Quick Tips for Sustaining Happy, Healthy Virtual Teams

Have you ever been part of a team where you’re inspired and energized by your work, really enjoy the people, feel like you’re making some great contributions, and have meaningful opportunities to learn and grow? If you’re lucky, maybe it’s been once or twice. If you work virtually, attaining this kind of “team nirvana” is […]

Evaluating options: Remote or face to face?

Wondering whether you can have a successful meeting by meeting remotely versus speaking eye to eye? Here’s a checklist to help you assess the likelihood of success. If you agree with most of the statements in the first table, chances are, a face to face meeting will help you achieve your objectives better than a […]

Successful collaboration between remote and face-to-face participants

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Guidelines for Successfully Navigating Your Way Through Conflict

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Facilitating Your Way to Project Success

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Best ice-breakers for remote meetings

Here’s a summary of lessons learned, compiled from responses from some of the brightest minds in the facilitation world, followed by some straightforward tips you may want to use in an appropriate situation. See the PDF

Eight essential ground rules for great remote meetings

-By Nancy Settle-Murphy Ground rules are a lot easier to enforce when you can make eye contact or use body language to keep people in line. But when you can’t see people and can’t hear what people are doing on the other end of the line, it’s much harder to keep people focused and on […]

Cutting to the Chase: 8 Essential Steps for Faster, More Engaging Meetings

“Most meetings are poorly-planned, badly-managed and attendance is often mandatory. If you’re forced to sit though a meeting that’s running way too long and the agenda is nothing of concern to you, then using a BlackBerry will allow you to salvage at least a little of your productive capacity. But the real answer is shorter, […]

Coalescing a New Team – Creating Ties That Bind

Maybe you’ve inherited new team members from another group within your company as a result of recent reorganization. Or perhaps your company has merged with another, giving you a whole new group to manage. Whatever the reason, you need to pull a new team together, including people who have been working together all along and […]