Upgrade Online Meetings: Why Do We Meet?

July 30, 2020

Exercise Length: 5 minutes


This exercise from our “Upgrade Your Online Meetings” workshop asks participants to think about why they are meeting, and to describe the meeting at hand. Watch the video above for a detailed explanation from session leader Suzi Hamill, former Head of Design Thinking at Fidelity Investments. 


Take out another piece of paper and a pen and write out who you are meeting with. Then think about the question: Why is this meeting important? Finally, write down what is working and what isn’t. 


No one is perfect at facilitating online meetings, but everyone should be working to improve their experience. Once you figure out where you fit in in this meeting, share your thoughts and discuss with the group.