Step away from the same old environments and change up both you virtual meeting room and physical meeting spaces to keep your team engaged. Freshen up your in-office environment and your online world.
Think about it this way.
Got Zoom fatigue from too many online meetings? You might not get it with in-house staff who are full-time because you’re often meeting face-to-face. But you might still need to have online meetings with remote workers, clients, and vendors.
Don’t forget that you’ll also have training sessions if you need to be updated on new technologies or brief your team on compliance issues for your industry.
When you’re meeting virtually with teams and addressing people who have different roles and functions, then you’ll benefit from having online meeting spaces that reflect an in-person experience.
The Virtual Meeting Room Environment
There are virtual meeting spaces designed to appear on-screen like an actual office environment. You’ll see avatars at open benching solutions or cubicles in bright colors and you can easily move from a general meeting space to one-on-one chats.
Use interactive elements like YouTube videos and virtual whiteboards for jotting notes. Your virtual meeting room should be designed to keep the attention of attendees.
Now let’s look at your physical meeting space, too.
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The Physical Meeting Space Environment
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Liven up the dreary and stiff meeting spaces and create an atmosphere that opens people up to collaboration. Who says meeting spaces need four physical walls?
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Imagine a meeting space with a large monitor on a wall for easy viewing of video presentations with another wall used as a whiteboard. Another side of the space has a translucent that lets light flow in while keeping the sound within the meeting area.
Making the Virtual Meeting and Physical Space Work
A dedicated physical or virtual meeting room is only one part of having a successful meeting. Set the proper expectations.
Create a positive meeting experience using protocols and the right technologies that support your goals. Send out key points of an agenda and, if appropriate, have people pre-meet to discuss the points and suggest courses of action.
Open a meeting with a brief personal check-in, especially with remote workers who don’t get much “water cooler” time in the corporate office. This breaks the ice and can foster positive communication. A minute or two for personal sharing can build bonds.
Keep people focused on the agenda, so don’t allow multitasking.
A virtual meeting space that simulate a live office environment provide a sense of realism and depth. The way we interact online is still different than if we were in person since picking up cues from body language isn’t as noticeable on a computer monitor or smartphone screen.
So wait for others to finish, and speak slowly when it’s your turn. Use icons to signify that your hand is raised.
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Use Different Space Sizes
Step out of the same old meeting room by varying the space sizes. Use huddle spaces for up-close conversations. A style like the can provide comfort and keep you at ease. Use a that can be easily removed when not needed.
The arrangement is perfect for meeting over coffee or lunch. It’s designed so the conversation is channeled and has power management tools so you can stay connected, especially for your virtual meeting room.
Design a Home-Style Meeting Space
Get the durability of commercial furnishings with the comfort of home-like fabrics and colors. Create a resimercial meeting space with the . The TOOthe LOUNGE can be configured for one person or can accommodate several people.
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