Tips for Successful Meetings With Remote Workers

by Jessica Duvall on April 5, 2016 · 0 comments

in Business,Culture,Management,ScanSource Communications,Unified Communications


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Meetings that involve workers participating from remote locations present special challenges. It’s extra difficult to keep everyone on track and engaged when some attendees aren’t physically present in the room with you.

  • 15% of an organization’s collective time is spent in meetings – a percentage that has increased every year since 2008.
  • In a survey, 34 % of business leaders said more than half of their company’s full-time workforce would be working remotely by 2020.
  • 21 hours each month are spent in unproductive meetings.

So how can YOU make business meetings more efficient?

If you’re looking to improve the effectiveness of your meetings with remote workers, look no further! Here are some quick tips and smart ideas to improve the meeting experience – and outcomes – for every participant, no matter their location:

  1. Get the right people on the call,
  2. Keep your agenda short,
  3. Get everyone talking (Did you know 9 out of 10 people daydream in meetings?) Ask questions, solicit opinions and require participation!
  4. Use a phone system with effective meeting technology, and
  5. Schedule Smarter with remote calendars and tools.

To learn how ShoreTel Connect can help improve your meetings, contact your ScanSource Sales Rep today!

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