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Meeting trend 5.0: teleporting yourself and your colleagues

Date: 21 July 2016

Teleporting yourself during a meeting, moving into another space? It sounds like you have landed in a science fiction film that even surpasses Star Trek… And still, it is becoming reality. And developing at the speed of light. Visual trend Our communication methods have become increasingly visual. Posts with visuals and videos are much more quickly clicked than text-only messages. The average website also uses a lot of imagery and little text. This trend is being followed in the conference room. Although online meetings are increasing exponentially, for instance via Skype, Facetime of Google Hangouts, real eye contact is lacking, […]

Optimize tablet use through digital meetings

Date: 7 July 2016

Professional use of tablets is becoming increasingly popular. According to a study by Strategy Analytics projects the commercial use of tablets will continue to have a compound annual growth rate of 6% through 2020. By then it is projected that approximately 110,2 million tablets will have been sold for business use worldwide. According to this study, a tablet is becoming increasingly important as a workplace tool and that therefore more IT departments have developed correct policies to assure the secure use of tablets in the workplace. CPB: paperless working becomes standard By now the employees of the Centraal Planbureau (CPB) are […]

4 tips for safe digital meetings

Date: 30 June 2016

Your confidential meeting documents on the street...or lost. Perish the thought! And yet, it still happens regularly. Just last month secret negotiation documents concerning the TTIP free trade agreement were made public. They included confidential information that was intended for a top-secret meeting. That certainly turned out completely different than the intention. And the result was exceptionally painful. How secure are your meeting documents? Security concerning meetings is never easy. People are people, and thus they lose printed documents, leaving them in the back of a taxi or forget them in the photocopier. If you want to reduce the risk […]

Municipal decision-making optimized by digital meetings

Date: 22 June 2016

Making decisions is never easy. Organizations don’t like to rush into things and thus we meet a lot. When it comes to government, decision-making follows a long and arduous path. Do you hold a position in a bureaucratic agency, for instance, in a municipality? Then you know better than anyone how many layers of hierarchy each proposal must go through. Eventually the proposals to the city council, often still on paper. And after that, the documents often need to be forwarded to committees and the board. This means an investment of an enormous amount of time and money in unnecessary […]

4 shortcuts to stop the gridlocked meeting habit

Date: 31 May 2016

Do you also wonder sometimes how you can spend less of your time in meetings? You aren’t the only one! Many organizations are examining smarter ways to work and meet. Some organizations have even decided to eliminate meetings all together. Instead, they align one-on-one. The Dutch clothing concern Zalando is an example of this. Abolishing meetings isn’t suitable for all organizations, but reducing them is a definite possibility. With the following tips you can find shortcuts to avoid the gridlocked meeting “habit.” Tip 1: be critical Weekly meetings: most organizations have them, but are they always necessary? If you examine […]

4 tips to sprint through meetings

Date: 24 May 2016

Many records will surely be broken during the Olympic games in Rio this summer. Everything revolves around speed and muscle power. Many organizations can learn from that. Take, for instance, the tempo of meetings. Surely there is room for improvement, right? Particularly if you note that the average employee sits an astonishing 6.5 hours a week at the conference table!! If you can boost the efficiency of meetings. Result: enormous time-savings. With the following tips your meetings will run in record time! How to limit your meeting time Tip 1: Active meeting team No Olympic performance is purely individual: it […]

High-speed meeting minutes: 6 handy tips

Date: 9 May 2016

Just imagine: never having to take minutes again! How great would that be? Sorry to burst your bubble. Taking minutes is, and will likely always remain, a necessary evil. You know as well as anyone, that proper minutes--including clear lists of decisions and action points--ensure that the subsequent meeting flows faultlessly. Unfortunately, we cannot erase the necessity of taking minutes, but the following tips will help you to take them much more quickly! Here are 6 tips for efficient meeting minutes-taking. Tip 1: Clear agenda With a clear agenda, you simplify life significantly. It saves a lot of irritation. If the […]

Paperless meetings: to each his own…meeting tool

Date: 29 April 2016

Many organizations that have prioritized maintaining a paperless office also seek a digital-meeting tool. It is no secret that there are several ways to build such a tool, for instance, with SharePoint. You can share documents, take notes and compile summaries. And yet, optimal paperless meetings require more functionality. That is why we are eager to address the question we commonly hear: “What is the real difference between iBabs and SharePoint?” Our list: 1. Clear overview per action point We meet to make decisions and define action points. What is more convenient than to have the option to register them […]

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