The summary of the article, 6 Super Fun Activities for Your Next Virtual Meeting (HBR, 18 Apr 2020) is as follows:
“Research has shown that many have experienced a decline in well-being since the start of the pandemic. While laughter is not a cure-all, it is an action that decreases depression and anxiety, and one that is also a scarce commodity right now.
- The easiest way to infuse some joy into your workday is by having a little fun during your team meetings.
- Use the rule of 1/6: for every hour of meeting time, 1/6, or 10 minutes, should be devoted to relationship-building. On some days you can use this time to check in on people’s well-being, and on other days you can use it to laugh, have fun, and play together.
- It doesn’t matter if you are a manager, a new employee, or seasoned contributor. Everyone can play their part in bringing some laughter and joy to team meetings with these fun virtual games that require little or no prep and can be played in under 10 minutes“
How are you ensuring that your virtual or meeting sessions include time for relationship building? What games or fun activities are you using to do this?
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In section 4 of MWL 2021 – Run live virtual sessions – we look at a number of ways to ensure your (formal and informal) virtual learning sessions are as engaging and interactive as possible
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