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Working from Home During COVID-19: Maintaining a Healthy Balance

日本語はこちら: 健全なバランスを維持する方法 It is not all about meetings. How can you work at optimal levels when working from home? This includes not only work productivity but how to maintain a healthy balance between work time at home and off-time at home. I addressed some things briefly when I responded to a reader in Tokyo, but there is a lot more. It was not easy for … Continue reading Working from Home During COVID-19: Maintaining a Healthy Balance
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Working from Home During COVID-19: Quick Tips for Meeting Effectiveness

日本語はこちら: 会議の効果に関する簡単なヒント For the past several posts, we have focused on online meetings. Below is a summary, giving some quick tips for you to follow as you go about running your meetings. For the Leader/Organizer/Chair 1. Start on time and finish on time If you don’t start on time, you almost certainly will not finish on time. 2. Lead your meeting Speak up and speak … Continue reading Working from Home During COVID-19: Quick Tips for Meeting Effectiveness
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Working from Home During COVID-19: Ineffective Meetings

日本語はこちら: 非効率的な会議 If your meetings are not as productive as you would like, below are some ideas on why they may be ineffective and a few tips to fix potential issues that you maybe experiencing. Why Meetings May be Ineffective 1. Meeting is Unnecessary There is no need for a meeting. Topics are simple and could be handle via e-mail instead. Unnecessary meetings waste time. … Continue reading Working from Home During COVID-19: Ineffective Meetings
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Working from Home During COVID-19: Attending a Meeting

日本語はこちら: ビデオ会議に出席する   In the previous post, I wrote about meetings from the perspective of the person leading the meeting. Now, I would like to focus on what you should do as an attendee to contribute to the success of a meeting. Virtual meetings are not by any means new but due to this crisis we are facing, they might be new to you and … Continue reading Working from Home During COVID-19: Attending a Meeting

Working from Home During COVID-19: Leading a Meeting

日本語はこちら: 会議を進行する Leading a meeting can be an art form. It takes a conductor of sorts. Meeting owners can perform a combination of roles during a meeting, including guiding and facilitating discussions, keeping everything and everyone on track, time keeping, and note taking to name a few. Meeting Facilitation and Time Management Starting the Meeting: Begin on time. Really, five (5) minutes in to allow … Continue reading Working from Home During COVID-19: Leading a Meeting