We’ve been talking a lot about meetings lately — making them better, more efficient, a better user experience for local and distant participants, starting on-time — in particular making sure the technology in the room improves the experience and doesn’t take away from it. Today Christopher Jaynes writes about something that those of us who care about improving work processes and effective meetings will find interesting — pre-meeting chatter. Read his column
to learn statistics about how pre-meeting chatter can make a meeting successful (or quite the opposite).
Joel Rollins also talks about the old standby that is equipment request forms
, in particular the shift he’s seen in what’s being requested and by whom. Unsurprisingly, it mirrors shifts in technology across the industry in general (e.g., more software-based collaboration and conferencing and less hardware codec-based conferencing), but I still learned a few things about issues (often IT related) that crop up when users request equipment for a temporary setup. If you’re in the rental business, what kinds of equipment are your customers requesting?