In this blog post we will show you how to easily determine the type of remote meeting you’re going to attend. You’ll learn to what questions you need to ask in order to know what meeting you’re going to be in. Spoiler alert: there are only four different types of meetings.
Under Pressure To Always Be Prepared While Homeschooling The Kids
These days, we’re all swamped with remote meetings. Managers are eager to keep businesses up and running like before the pandemic. Teams want to connect to make sure project work continues smoothly. However, the purpose of many remote meetings is often unclear. Simply connecting isn’t enough. If you want to be productive working from home, you need to focus. Which is hard given the fact that most of us are under pressure to homeschool our kids, keep up the pace and always be prepared as if we were – working in our offices.
Four Types of Remote Meetings
There are four types of meetings: Planning Meetings, Status Update Meetings, Review Meetings and Retrospective/Team Meetings. If you are unsure which type of meeting lays ahead, there are simple ways to find out.
How to spot a Planning Meeting: If the purpose of a meeting is to answer questions like “What are we going to do next?” or “How are we going to do it next?” it clearly is a Planning Meeting. Read here how to prepare best for a Planning Meeting.
How to spot a Status Update Meeting: If the purpose of a meeting is to answer questions like “What have you been working on/What are you currently working on? Do you face any kind of problems with work right now?” those are hints that it’s a Status Update Meeting. Read here how to prepare best for a Status Update Meeting.
How to spot a Review Meeting: If the purpose of a meeting is to answer questions like “What are the results of current work done? Can you (customer, manager) give us feedback on the work we’ve done?” you’re almost certainly having a Review Meeting. Read here how to prepare best for a Review Meeting.
How to spot a Retrospective Meeting: If the purpose of a meeting is to answer questions like “Why do we have a issues [insert with + process or (verb + person)]?” “How could we improve [insert (with + process) or (verb + person)]?” This type of meeting is usually rare and addresses usually inter-personal or processual issues that arise during project or other work. Read here how to prepare best for a Retrospective Meeting.
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