Virtual, remote meetings

Tips for impromptu speaking in business

01 Mar, 2021 Business management, Face-to-face meetings, Leadership role, Personal, PR management, Speeches and presentations, Virtual, remote meetings, Working in the office, Workplace relationships

Impromptu speaking in business settings can be the most important and influential verbal communication you will ever undertake. This applies in face-to-face and virtual discussions; and internally as well as externally. However, I have seen people botch this too often. They either don't prepare sufficiently for the meeting (especially internally), or they may not speak up. It is all-too-easy to fall into the trap of thinking the agenda doesn't involve you directly, but the ...

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Why wellness is even more important for remote teams

21 Feb, 2021 Business management, Mental health support, PR management, Virtual, remote meetings

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit like the biggest earthquake the workplace landscape has ever experienced. Unlike any industrial or digital revolution we’ve known, this pandemic has fundamentally changed the way most businesses work, and it has forced this change almost overnight. Now stress is no longer the exception, but the norm. The increased freedom and flexibility are great (along with the commute to work no longer required), but loneliness, burnout, and longer hours are ...

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Vital to preserve positive relationships when working remotely

11 Feb, 2021 Employee engagement, experience, satisfaction, Employee, manager feedback, Virtual, remote meetings, Workplace relationships

Maintaining friendships at work boosts happiness and productivity. Cultivating these close relationships is even more important now as lockdowns and isolation have caused workplace burnout across America and around the world to reach an all-time high. [The World Health Organisation defines burnout as “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed," and which has three dimensions: feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance from one's job, or negative/cynical feelings related to ...

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7 tips for managing virtual team meetings

30 Nov, 2020 Employee engagement, experience, satisfaction, PR management, Virtual, remote meetings

By Nicole Garrison A few years ago, virtual team meetings were common only for IT firms and startups. But COVID-19 has changed our world, and today most businesses choose to hold virtual meetings instead of face-to-face ones. The problem is that not all employers have adapted to the changes and have become accustomed to managing virtual teams. Many managers are still struggling to boost the effectiveness of online communication and improve their team’s productivity. ...

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