Meeting online has its merits. But have you ever felt frustrated or hurt if you've been misread, or not let in, or your question has been left sulking in the Q&A box? Sarah Pickthall explores the problem.
Moving too quickly goes against every grain of my being and what I know about the importance of thinking things through. For creating space for ideas to breathe and for plans to emerge and for both to become stronger for it.
Here’s some reflections on how we might create and sustain some softer edges for living so much more of our working lives online.
I began the process of writing this blog by totting up the time I had spent online since the pandemic hit home. In just eight working weeks – in lectures, webinars, workshops, coaching, mentoring either delivering or consuming – I have notched up over 150 hours to date. Yet for each meeting, I was able to clearly remember how I felt each and every time I pressed the ‘Leave the meeting’ button. There have been a few sighs of satisfaction but for the majority: overwhelming waves of relief.
I’m not alone. I’ve seen so many postings from colleagues with and without impairments across social media, frazzled by the way that meetings are curated, moderated, and continued when they should have been kept to time (and not by access streams faltering or breaking, though this is of course important)... Keep reading on Unlimited