An online board meeting can be held without losing the benefits that come with face-to-face meetings. By enabling everyone to attend and using modern tools for online collaboration, you can ensure that your meetings run smoothly and efficient. It is still necessary to ensure that the basic requirements are in order.
Begin with a comprehensive list of attendees. This is an essential step for all board meetings particularly for virtual ones. If you don’t have a complete list of participants in advance you risk of missing people who might have important insights or ideas to share.
Let everyone know how they can attend the meeting. If necessary, provide multiple ways to join, such as via audio and video.
Utilize modern remote board software that offers a variety of features designed to improve engagement and make the meeting more fun. The right software can aid in keeping your meeting on schedule through allowing for efficient discussion as well as efficient minute-taking.
Set a objective for each topic. This keeps the discussion focused and helps reduce the amount of time that is spent on topics that are not relevant or unnecessary. It’s also beneficial to include a time limit for each point of discussion. This is crucial because it’s easy to let the meeting get off track and last longer than planned.
Create a waiting room for those who wish to attend the meeting, but are unable to attend. This is a good idea if there are unexpected conflicts in schedules or technical issues that can’t be resolved.