Ah, how I love Cyber Monday! No getting up at the crack of dawn for the good deals, no crowds, no lines, no parking lot mishaps. I finished my holiday shopping online and best of all…one click of the mouse got me free gift wrap.
This time of year also brings another type of wrap-up—the end of the year wrap-up meeting. Many companies take time between now and the end of the year to gather their teams, department or entire division to recap the year and look ahead to the next.
Even though many of your employees may be across the country or the globe, a web conferencing solution can easily bring you all together from the comfort of your own desks. So have some fun with it! Recognize employees, celebrate successes and wins from 2010 and set the stage for what’s to come in 2011. Yes, there were challenges during the past year, but it’s not the time to dissect them—highlight the lessons learned and move on.
Keep the wrap-up meeting short, sweet and interactive. With a web conferencing solution, you can easily interact online by letting participants share a story, show a picture from their PC or have fun with some department or corporate trivia using online surveys or question and answer functionality. Most solutions come with a web camera component, so use it to show your enthusiasm and gratitude as you celebrate the end of another year together.
And don’t forget about those on your team who are still out on the road for the next couple of weeks working towards a strong finish. They are out there with their mobile devices, smart phones and tablets. Make sure they too can easily participate in your end of year wrap-up and be ready to hit the ground running in 2011.