The saying goes that you can lead a horse to the water...yes you know the one and just like leading your teams to engage and motivate it is challenging.
These last few years have not been easy especially this last quarter. With restrictions still in place in New Zealand and in Auckland these are unprecedented times.
A 2019 Harvard study found that teams in meetings were disengaged with 90% admitted to daydreaming, and 73% admitted to doing other work. This study was done pre Covid-19 and if would be interesting to see what the research says now with virtual training and meetings.
As a leader of your team you can still impact your team in your virtual meetings. I heard Zoom fatigue in a virtual summit that it was more to do with the speaker, trainer or manager making the teams sleep! People will switch off pretty quickly after only a few seconds! some say that there is a 7 second rule that you need to engage the audience within that time!
There are plenty of ways to engage, and only you will know your team. However, there is always learning to be done and getting better at the small things that can make a huge impact. Choose one below to start with and improve as you go.