As we refine our flexible working policy, Fanshawe has posted a guideline to help improve digital meetings. They are not mandated but intended as a reference to preferred practices. You’ll note that it is a living document with some appendices on the way. See attachment for our latest version (July 2021).
A few highlights include:
a) by default, meetings are online
b) aim for 45-minute meetings to allow break in schedule
c) include breaks for meetings that exceed 60-minutes
d) schedule meetings between Mon-Thurs; 9am-3pm. Avoid Fridays if possible
e) provide 1-week lead time for meetings
f) limit in-person meetings for team-building; hands-on training; celebrations; sensitive topics;
Glad you reached out Tim, I was not aware of an update to our Playbook but, indeed there is!
Appendix A: Support for hosting a virtual meeting (see attachment)
Appendix B: Leading Virtual Meetings” and select the 32-minute LinkedIn Learning course
Appendix C: Running productive meetings and capturing meeting highlights (see attachment)