Workspace locations still matter
Yang and colleagues investigated the remote work experiences of Microsoft employees.
Boland and colleagues studied conversations during Zoom meetings.
Recently, lots of attention has focused on meetings, and we’ve all learned to Zoom. Future in-meeting experiences will continue to significantly affect both individual and organizational wellbeing and performance. Neuroscience research can be used to encourage at-meeting situations with advantageous outcomes.
For decades, neuroscientists have been working on solving the wicked problem of how to best design settings for collaboration/meetings. The dozen most crucial (and practical) things they’ve learned are discussed here. Many neuroscience findings are relevant during either physical or virtual sessions.
Seeing and communicating linked
The Lighting Research Center (LRC: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) is making available, at the YouTube address noted below, a short tutorial on the best lighting for at-home video conferences; the insights shared by this prestigious research team are also applicable in conference rooms at employer owned/managed facilities.
Influencing social- and case-related communication
Generating quality conversations
An opportunity to enhance experience