At the start of lockdown, one of the most common concerns we heard was how remote working would affect workshops. How do you build rapport and energy? How can you get the same flow of ideas with everyone sitting at individual screens? What if it’s just too boring?
Having now delivered virtual workshops over the past seven months, we’ve often found them to be more efficient, more effective and better for our clients’ teams. Why?
Far from restricting ideas, working together online encourages better creative thinking. There’s freedom for ideas to grow when you’re not limited by sheets of paper, wall space or a 16:9 PowerPoint template. This flexibility means we can think far more freely, easily adapt to the flow of the workshop and organically follow trains of thought.
Lockdown and remote working have forced lots of new ways of working upon us. We initially thought the loss of face-to-fact contact, especially with our clients, would be the biggest downside. But by using the tools available to us, and careful planning, we’ve been able to run incredibly useful and meaningful workshops – so much so that virtual has become our preference.
If you’re interested to know how this approach could help you, email Gemma or call her on 07919 202 904.