An online boardroom meeting allows directors to meet at any time with a stable internet connection. This format of conferencing offers benefits like lower cost of travel, more flexibility in time, as well as better decision-making. It also helps facilitate regionalization and globalization of board members. However, effective meetings require high-quality tools and the right environment for effective discussions. It is essential to plan ahead and select the right technology.
A board portal is a platform that provides collaboration tools as well as secure file storage, secure audio and video conferencing. It also has other functionality that is optimized for specific functions. It has a simple, intuitive interface for all types of devices and is designed to work with different languages and user profiles. It includes features to help handle administrative tasks like the management of meetings agendas, tasks and minutes creation. Users can also be monitored. It helps directors improve performance and accelerate workflows.
A well-organized and concise agenda is a way to ensure an effective online boardroom meeting. This will ensure that all participants are prepared and on task for the meeting. In addition, it will keep participants from drifting off-topic and ensure that all participants have the chance to participate in the discussion.
To facilitate a productive boardroom meeting online, ensure that remote participants feel included. This can be achieved by setting large screens on either side of the room. They will display “life-size panes” of all attendees from remote locations for the duration the meeting. This will allow participants to take part in the conversation as if they were physically present in the room.