Interactive Meetings

Written by Sierra Rein
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Compared to straightforward lecture presentations, interactive meetings are often breaths of fresh air any employee wishes for. Unfortunately, most business meetings are considered long, drawn out, and relatively unproductive. The reasons behind this is that most office managers fail to come up with an easy, affordable and worry-free way to get everyone within the room involved in the decision-making process.

While it may be almost impossible to ask everyone in the room how they feel about a particular business choice or opportunity in any great detail, it is very easy to at least get a general and overall viewpoint of a number of issues instantly and without hassle. Through the use of electronic keypad response systems, interactive meetings can be easily set up to discover what an entire department may feel about new pay rate policies or how specific corporate strategies are working for them thus far. By identifying overriding concerns and opinions, both the heads and employees of the business can come to a clearer understanding of any improvements that need to be made for the sake of everyone involved.

Interactive Meetings Across Land and Sea

With today's emerging telecommunication technologies, it is now easy to involve employees and focus group audience members from all corners of the globe at one time. Video and audio applications can be sent in real-time to various locations linked together through a common data stream. Everyone involved can be handed an electronic data collecting keypad and, one each question is presented to them, the true/false or multiple-choice answers from these keypads can be collected and further analyzed by hand or through computer software later in the day.

Some interactive meetings can be enhanced through participatory games. Employees will be glad to enjoy a break and even the chance to be rewarded with prizes for the person who can answer the most trivia questions correctly. Even if the questions are work-related, the challenge will help stimulate information retention, create camaraderie amongst fellow workers, and encourage the learning process to continue in the weeks and months ahead.

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