Distributed team meeting checklist

 – Take whatever amount of time you think you need for the meeting and halve it (promotes focus).

 – Show up 10 minutes early to pay the “tech tax” (trying to get Skype, or GoToMeeting, or the 10 year old desktop, or the conference call dial in, or whatever to work).

 – Be clear at the very beginning what the goal of the meeting is.

 – Only do the item above after you have shown that you are a human (warm smile, say hi, welcome them, eye contact).

 – Promote discussion, not just reporting.

 – If you are the leader, ask more questions and follow-up questions. 

by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan is the Head Coach at Sandcastle Company, a Seattle-based leadership training organization. His first book, Future Leader: Rebooting Leadership to Win the Millennial and Tech Future [link], is now available. Jonathan regularly writes and speaks about The New Leader Way, leadership resilience, and the future of work. He has years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, a master's degree from Seattle University, and professional coach training from the University of Miami.

Filed under: Leadership

Published on May 15, 2019

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