Archive for category: Communication & Collaboration

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Aligning the members of diverse and geographically decentralized teams may be considered as a challenge in times of hybrid communication (a mix of online and in person communication). The virtual real time whiteboard miro is a powerful tool that helps to secure that all team members are on the same page and to further align their activities. Additionally virtual whiteboards can also be used in face-to- face meetings and may replace physical whiteboards in the future unless the analogue method is part of the exercise.

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Boring presentations are OUT!

In the old days (before Covid-19), people did not dare to leave the room during battles of endless, boring PowerPoints. They persevered to the end, politely applauding when it was over.

Now, those days are gone! Either people simply leave the virtual room or they get on with other work having turned off their camera and microphone. Whatever message the presenter wanted to communicate… has faded away into the universe of virtual communication! Read more

After the lively interest in our field report on online workshops, Harald Karrer and I would like to respond to the request to give our recommendations on the online tools we use. You may also want to consider this as a small input to promote ‘digital competence’ in companies and to underline the importance of this topic.

Appropriate preparation was essential, to gain practical experience in the moderator team in the use of online tools for creative teamwork in online workshops.

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Today, together with Harald Karrer, I would like to report on an experience we had together last week: the implementation of a three-day strategy workshop for a company in the Gulf region, entirely in remote mode. A total of 3 countries, 5 locations and 10 people with 7 nationalities were involved.

(by Christof Sauke and Harald Karrer)
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