Creating Neuro-inclusive Meetings
How often do we think about making meetings really inclusive?
We have got comfortable in Teams/Zoom etc using Chat, putting ‘hands up’ and even clapping when we like something someone has said. We use polling to check the mood in the room,and turn on closed captions too.
But do we really make sure we do the equivalent in F2F meetings and really think about how we engaging everyone in the room?
- What about the person that takes longer to process information?
- What about the person who needs to move around to stay focused?
- What about the person who is nervous going into a room with people they don’t know (and they know each other)?
- What about the person who finds taking notes and listening hard to do?
- What about the person who has hearing challenges especially in a group of people?
How much information do we provide before the meeting about what will happen; how long it will take; and how to join in….
Here are some tips below for making meetings more neuroinclusive.