In an era where speed and efficiency are strategically prioritized, many companies also fall under the assumption that running important business meetings over simple email threads or text messages can help increase productivity. However, research shows that 93 percent of contextual elements – such as non-verbal cues, tone of voice, context, and feedback – reveal more information about a discussion, but are hidden when using only technology to communicate.
Successful companies have deployed creative methods to improve the quality of meetings, for both verbal and non-verbal interactions. An optimal meeting results in a company’s ability to hold even fewer meetings in the future, with an increase in productivity and impact. This type of meeting also improves the quality of the workplace culture and allows team members to feel their contributions are being felt throughout the company. Here are a few tips you can deploy for a more productive and enjoyable experience for your meetings.