You know ViTi-Coaching for its online codevelopment platform SquareMeeting.

Indeed, it was through codevelopment that in 2015 we set sail.

In 2017, on the strength of an initial two-year experience, we developed the uses of our platform.

Today we are aware of the stake represented by the quality of remote exchanges and this depends largely on the tools used and the way to use them.

What does ViTi bring compared to other existing solutions on the market?

=> Organizing a meeting remotely is 53% more efficient compared to an unprepared meeting.

SquareMeeting allows the facilitator to ask the right questions upstream to create and structure their meeting. In fact, each facilitator (manager, trainer, coach) benefits from a library of templates and can also create their own in an educational way to adapt face-to-face to distance without copying it.

In practice, the problems posed in remote meetings are similar to the problems posed in person. To these are added:

Problems related to technical devices in video:

With video, no eye-crossing: risks of misinterpreting the non-verbal
Mediation of the screen where we do not see the other but a “representation” of the other (More info here)
Attention grabbed by details (his own image returned)

Social device:

Common representation of the meeting more difficult possibly due to the cultural differences of the participants (which says distance sometimes means multiculturalism)
Different individual goals (same in face-to-face)

=> consequences: we move away from the common objective and the means to achieve it.

At ViTi, we offer tools for structured and efficient remote meetings.


How do they respond to these difficulties (lack of structure, lack of efficiency)?

  • For more efficiency: structured agenda and timing of the different stages.
  • No video
  • No Chat (Chat increases parallel processes and the pursuit of individual rather than common goals)
  • Predefined steps to clarify the expectations vis-à-vis participants and leave no gray area eg inclusion where everyone says a word about their mood.
  • Speech regulation for appropriately distributed speaking times and inclusion of all participants.

5 types of meeting:

  • Creativity meetings
  • Problem solving meetings
  • Discussion meetings
  • Bottom-up / top-down information meetings

Warning: not suitable for meetings where individual objectives take precedence over the common reason for the meeting, e.g. presence to weigh in the balance of a vote, presence / representation, presence / network (where I am there because I know that a other that I want to achieve there is).

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