Stop Zoning Out in Video Meetings

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Ringelmann Effect

Courtesy of Harvard Business Review

You join a video conference call. You’re one of nine faces on the screen. About 10 minutes into the call, your mind starts to wander and you realize you have no idea what the last person just said. You pretend to keep listening while also checking your inbox. By the end of the meeting, you’ve caught up on some email but ultimately feel like it was another waste of time. For many of us right now, this scenario sounds all too familiar.

There is a lot of sound advice about how leaders can run more effective virtual meetings. While this advice is critical, what is often overlooked is the role that listeners play in ensuring a meeting’s success.

Download white paper to learn:

  • What is the Ringelmann Effect?
  • How does the Ringelmann Effect explain why virtual meetings are often so unsuccessful?
  • Helpful strategies to listen more effectively in next meeting

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