Suddenly Virtual: Making Remote Meetings Work

  • 4h 17m
  • Joseph A. Allen, Karin M. Reed
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2021

Supercharge your virtual meetings with evidence-based practices from an award-winning team

The shift to virtual meetings was sudden and often traumatic for businesses across all industries as they responded to the global pandemic. Rather than focusing on what worked best, they focused on what worked now . . . which meant closing up the office and being suddenly virtual in nearly every meeting, often without the tools, the training, or the expertise to optimize the new “kitchen table” office. Thankfully, businesses are beginning to be more purposeful in both the tools they use and the approach they take.

This book seeks to be a definitive guide for businesses looking to make their meetings as effective as possible in the ever-evolving “new normal”―leveraging insights from some of the foremost thought leaders in meeting science and on-camera communication.

Perfect for executives, managers, and employees at companies in all industries and of all sizes, Suddenly Virtual provides practical and actionable best practices that lead to more productive and effective remote meetings.

In this Book

  • What Happened to Meetings?—The Meeting Scientist Perspective
  • What Happened to Video Communication?—The On-Camera Coach Perspective
  • Best Practices for Meetings before COVID-19—The Meeting Scientist Perspective
  • New Best Practices for Meetings as a Result of COVID-19—The Meeting Scientist Perspective
  • The Value of Video in the Corporate World—The On-Camera Coach Perspective
  • Best Practices for On-Camera Communication Through a Webcam—The On-Camera Coach Perspective
  • Making Every Virtual Meeting a Video Meeting—The Converged Perspective
  • Driving Engagement in a Virtual Meeting—The Converged Perspective
  • Remembering Virtual Meeting Etiquette—The Converged Perspective
  • Ignoring the Importance of Production Value—The Converged Perspective
  • Building Organizational Culture Through Virtual Meetings—The Converged Perspective
  • Empowering Employees on the Tech Front—The Converged Perspective
  • Managing Virtual Meetings across Global Cultures—The Converged Perspective
  • Embracing the Hybrid Meeting—The Converged Perspective
  • Preparing for the Next Normal in Our Suddenly Virtual Meetings—The Converged Perspective
  • Conclusion—Our Own Remote Work Experiment