Lesson Learned Doing Virtual Work
Carl and Fred discussing the timely subject of working from home in the virtual world. Whether you are running a meeting, participating in an FMEA, teaching, or collaborating online, what works and does not work?
Join Carl and Fred as they discuss some of the lessons learned for reliability engineers on the subject of conducting work more effectively in a remote environment.
- In person vs virtual – what have we learned?
- How can we be as efficient or even better when working virtually?
- Need to be able to run effective meetings whether in person or virtual
- Be fully present in meetings, limit distractions
- Online teaching – add more interactivity, ask more questions, use more exercises
- Online meeting norms – turn off phone and emails, keep video on
- Get balanced contributions from all participants
- Online FMEAs can be done with excellent facilitation
- Working with extroverts and introverts
- Dry-run online venue, surface technical issues in advance
- Practice what to do if connection is lost
- Big part of communication is body language, when online ensure audio and video is clear
- Ideal is to have first FMEA session, or first meeting, in person, if possible
- Consider video conference app along with Google sheets to enhance sharing information
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