Have you been playing “Conference Call Bingo” or “Virtual Meeting Bingo” as your new WFH game?
We’ve been seeing these types of bad meeting bingo cards popping up around the internet and social media spheres these past couple weeks, and they’re making us cringe.
As many organizations have rapidly shifted to remote, there is an incredible opportunity to disrupt the lore and status quo of bad meeting culture. Rather than continuing with what we’ve always done, we can reinvent the default as we settle into the digital world. We can make meetings better as we go remote. And frankly, we need to — especially in these uncertain times where workforces have been scattered and are needing to bring out the best in their people so they can move forward.
Bad meetings invite us to disengage, to check out, to avoid responsibility, to make excuses, to be distracted, to be bored, to feel disconnected, to flex power and status, to be compliant, and to waste our precious time and that of others. These types of experiences erode trust.
So why have bad meetings followed us to the virtual world? Because it’s easier to keep on keeping on than to choose to make something different, to make something better.
Let’s Make Meetings Better
We want to invite you to do the hard and much needed work of making meetings better, of choosing a different way forward. We want to invite you to step up to the challenge of designing virtual meetings that create productive forward motion where participants feel seen, heard and included, where people are eager to participate, where people feel safe, where people connect, converse and collaborate, where people innovate, where people have fun. These types of experiences build trust.
Play Remote Meeting Bingo: The Trust-Centered Edition
We’ve developed a new version of the notorious virtual meeting bingo game. We’ve called it, “Remote Meeting Bingo: The Trust-Centered Edition.” You’ll notice there’s no free middle square in our edition of the game. That’s because good meetings require effort!
We want to invite you to play and challenge your colleagues to play so that, together, we can make remote meetings meaningful. Collectively, we can choose to reset the meeting status quo and transform remote meetings into welcome opportunities that foster human connection and enable us to do our best work. We desperately need both right now.
Get your Remote Meeting Bingo: The Trust-Centered Edition card.
Take Your Remote Meeting Game to the Next Level
Want to learn the practical, Trust-Centered skills that will help you facilitate awesome remote meetings that have your participants shouting Bingo? Join us for our live online training, the Remote Meetings FTW! Superclass. Our last session sold out, so we’re hosting an encore session this Thursday, April 9 at 8 am PT. Only a few spots remain and we’re offering pay-what-you-can pricing to ensure cost is not a barrier to learning these crucial Trust-Centered Skills. Participants will also receive our “Trust-Centered Facilitator’s Magical Toolkit.”.