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101 Tips for Telecommuters—Successfully Manage Your Work, Team, Technology and Family by Debra A. Dinnocenzo

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64. Master the Fundamentals of Productive Virtual Meetings

Meetings usually top the lists of things people hate most about their jobs (right behind cubicles and obnoxious co-workers!). There are few things other than meetings that create the illusion of involvement and productivity while wasting tremendous amounts of time, money, energy, and motivation. As a telecommuter, you're sometimes spared the burden of participating in boring and unnecessary meetings by virtue of your absence from the meeting location, although you also can be dragged into badly planned and poorly led meetings via a technological connection. Meetings—productive ones—are sometimes vital to your ability to activate project teams, generate creative solutions, and efficiently ...

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