In recent months as I have started speaking on my new book, Effective Virtual Conversations, I've been asking groups the question "What do you do to boost trust, connection and safety in your virtual calls"? It's been interesting to hear the range of responses around these three areas. Some of the common approaches mentioned include:
Be clear on expectations
Walk my talk
Trust begets trust
A fun warm-up
Pairing people for introductions
Work with the group to create their own agreements
Connection with others
Knowing where we are going on the call
In Chapter 2 of Effective Virtual Conversations I cover many different ways to build trust, connection and safety in virtual events. What do you notice about how people engage and interact when these factors are present? When they are not?
For more about the research base around this topic you will want to refer to the work of Amy Edmonston, author of Teaming, as well as refer to the research Google has done into their most high performing teams. Common ingredient - safety on the part of teams.
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