Productive Video Meetings: Tips for Improvement

From creating an agenda beforehand to assigning roles to various employees, there are several ways to ensure that videoconferences are productive, effective and worthwhile. — Getty Images/ake1150sb

In a cross-industry survey by Harvard Business Review, 71{9fdcce03dc006ba6aefbae291db7d19e2674997f46d46055bf64c42b760b042b} of managers said that meetings were “unproductive and inefficient.” Even when everyone is working in the same office, meetings can be a waste of time at best, painful at worst.

In situations where most of your team is working remotely, meetings are more necessary than ever to coordinate, communicate, and keep your team motivated. Video meetings are especially tricky due to bad connections, at-home distractions (like kids and pets), and the fact that people tend to talk over each other inadvertently.

When your team is working remotely, meetings will be more important than ever. Here’s how to make your video meetings count.

Get acquainted with video chat tools

There are plenty of free online

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