From startups to the Fortune 100, meetings are a way of life for business professionals. Though vital for collaboration and project management, they are (too) often viewed as impediments to productivity.
Running productive meetings is a challenge even when everyone is face to face in the same room. That’s even more the case now when so many professionals are working from home, many for the first time. From videoconferencing technology challenges to kids running in the background to people talking over each other, virtual meetings seem even less useful than live ones.
But meetings are essential. So how can we make them better?
That’s the question Amber Christian set out to answer. After sitting in too many unproductive meetings, she realized there was a better way to think about meetings, and began developing a technology tool to support that. Even when most meetings were still happening in conference rooms, her approach sparked the interest of many professionals she talked to.
But now, due to the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, her ideas have even more urgency. [Read more…]