One area which can benefit from intentional focus is that of connection. Today’s post dips into what I wrote in Reconnecting Workspaces about 12 ways to create more connection in your virtual conversations. Consider these ideas:
Consider these 12 different possibilities for creating more connection:
1. Doing a pre-call with each participant to learn more about them.
2. Sharing a welcome video message instead of/or in tandem with a welcome email.
3. Having group members share a welcome video introduction.
4. Using breakouts to connect people.
5. Assigning an accountability partner or buddy during the process.
6. Taking a poll to see where everyone is thinking around a topic.
7. Using annotation to have people stamp where they are in agreement around a question or topic.
8. Doing a scavenger hunt during the call.
9. Using an icebreaker like Bingo during the call to find things in common.
10. Using Kahoot to connect people into the content you covered.
11. Using MentiMeter to take a poll.
12. Using MURAL (or a whiteboard) to help people connect and share ideas.
(Excerpt: Reconnecting Workspaces © Jennifer Britton, 2021)
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