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Are your virtual meetings leading to virtual decisions?

“Wow, that was a good call, Scott. You managed to get agreement so fast!”

  1. Welcome frustrations and emotion specific to this context and otherwise so that people think well and so that they feel they can voice their opinion in these strange online format.
  2. For bigger topics, if you are not going to do a full virtual round and give each person the time to share their view, consider the value of harvesting each person’s thinking prior to the meeting. Play it back if groupthink occurs. If you have time, you could also given each person a fixed time to present their point of view with no interruption. This has the advantage of forcing them to think about it prior and not simply react to other points of view.

Bias and blindspot buster.

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