Remote work is not going anywhere. Gartner Research
has found that 82% of company leaders will allow people to work some of the time remotely. Yet, we’re still relying on some of the practices that do not work remotely. Meeting fatigue
has increased with all the video calls we’re jam-packing in a single day. People are tired, unengaged, and angry at meetings even more than they were before. And they’re right.
You might get the urge right now to assign blame and finger-point. “If they cared about the message, they would be paying attention.”
Or something like that might go through your head. I urge you not to
. It’s upon us to lead the company to find what’s more effective and find ways to convey information and collaborate that work better remotely.
So what’s the fix? There’s still information we need to convey to multiple people. We still need alignment and commitment. I’ve found that some things help:
- Avoid informational meetings, focus on outcomes
- Enable discussion and collaboration