For organizations that are spread over many locations but want to generate a feeling of camaraderie and connection while updating all team members, the new & improved video conference has been a godsend.
In the past, the expense of face to face conferences limited such meetings to once or twice a year. But many organizations are choosing to meet more often thanks to advances in virtual meeting technology. Some organizations are taking their video conferences to new levels.
The multinational internet corporation eBay needed to find a way for 14 offices in 13 different European countries to interact with leaders via video on a regular basis so they created the European Team Brief (ETB). You can read more about it in this MPI Case Study here.
As a member of the research team that produced the eBay case study, I was impressed with how effective the ETB was at generating enthusiasm among attendees.