GUIDE on WHEN to do FACE to Face versus VIDEO meetings, RE-visited

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Recently I heard a CEO of a medical devices company say something to the effect of:

“When everyone was Face-to-Face that was ok to handle and when everyone was virtual that became ok to handle. The big challenge now is handling the current hybrid environment of Face-to-Face and Virtual.”

With this comment in mine here is my post – Guide for when to do Face-to-Face versus Video meetings – that I published around 30 days ago.

With the CEO’s comment in mind it may be timely to read/re-read the post.

Since last month what I would add the following comments to the Guide.

#1 In video meetings leaders need upgrade the quality, and quantity of their communication. Harvard Business School luminary professor, John Kotter maintains,

‘Most leaders under-communicate by a factor of 10.’

Even we you’re sick and tired of hearing yourself say the same messages – you need to continue to communicate them. Albeit using different examples the capture the essence of the messages.

#2 Consider using phone and text, in addition to email, face-to-face and video mediums, for communicating messages. Sometime choosing the right medium for a message or the right sequence of mediums (eg. phone, email, video meeting, text) can have the best impact.

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How might you adapt points shared in the Guide to create your evolving playbook on when to have Face-to-Face versus Video meetings?

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