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Bev explains how to adopt face-to-face facilitation techniques to use virtually in this blog:
There are pluses & minuses to working virtually from home. On the plus side, according to @inc it tackles three big productivity "sinkholes"; less valueless meetings (16% productivity gain); less workplace distractions (15% gain) & less commuting (13% gain). Read the article.
When you spend hour after hour in virtual meetings via Zoom/MS Teams, how do you stop yourself zoning out? Apparently, the knack is to think less about how to run/contribute to virtual meetings & more about thoughtful & targeted listening. Read more.
After seven solid weeks of MS Teams, Zoom and Webex, the Horizons team are sprinkling a lot more telephone conference calls into the work mix.
Many people working from home currently find it very hard to switch off. It's so important that we take proper breaks & have down time.
Are you exhausted at the end of a day of constant meetings by Zoom or MS Teams? Virtual meetings are more draining & tiring than face to face. There's even a new affliction called "Zoom fatigue". Here's an explanation from neuroscience.
How can we measure team wellbeing when working remotely during lockdown? The team uses the Short Warwick-Edinburgh Wellbeing survey weekly. It's easy & well validated & we always start our weekly team huddle with the results:
Now that many of us are working remotely, there's a risk that work time & home time just get blurred. That's why it's even more important that we take a proper lunch break. At Horizons we're gauging how many people take a lunch break now as a measure of team wellbeing.Social Influence
When we reflect on how we've worked differently during #Covid19 & what we want to keep, it's not just about processes & operating systems; its about living our values, connections & shared purpose. It's from a different industry, but relevant. Read the article.
Helen recommends listening to the @wef podcast on the massive impact that the Spanish Flu of 1918 had on the world (as much as the world wars) & the profound learning & implications for our current #Covid19 pandemic situation.
A challenge for teams using Zoom, MS Teams &/or other systems to connect virtually. Choose a day next week to play working from home Bingo together & see who can get a full house first. You might want prizes for a line.