J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations; Professor of Management & Organizations; Director of Kellogg Team and Group Research Center; Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (Courtesy)
Whether they’re the primary or secondary way we meet at work, virtual meetings are here to stay. And that might not be welcome news for everyone.
“Most of us think that virtual communication, as compared to face-to-face communication, probably has a big minus sign in front of it,” says Leigh Thompson, a professor of management and organizations at Kellogg.
But for all of the awkwardness and confusion they cause, virtual meetings present opportunities to collaborate, brainstorm, and problem-solve that may not have been apparent before, Thompson says.
On this episode of The Insightful Leader, Thompson details three ways to leverage the virtual world to create a place where everyone can get their best work done.
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