Detangling remote interactions with neuroscience
Kirsten Clacey Jay-Allen Morris

How can you leverage neuroscience to enable higher quality remote meeting outcomes? For many people, remote meetings feel very different to in person interactions. You might have experienced in remote meetings that people seem distracted or tense, there’s less engagement and the tone maybe feels a little colder. These conditions impact the quality of thinking within the session and as a result, the outcomes that are achieved. Why are remote meetings so difficult? And what can we do about it?

In this talk we look to neuroscience to unpack unique challenges present in remote meeting interactions. Together we will look at a few research studies that can help explain what is happening in our brains when we interact with people in a digital space. With this deeper understanding, we will share 2 principles and some practical ideas you, as a meeting organiser or facilitator, can use to shift your meetings in healthier directions.

Learning Objectives
1.Describe what conditions enable the brain to perform higher order functioning, such as complex reasoning
2.Identify and classify some remote meeting conditions according to their potential influence on the brain
3.Understand practical techniques for overcoming remote meeting challenges
Learning Level
Session Type
remote, remotefacilitation, facilitation, teamwork, people