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Technology Has Changed Meeting Dynamics – for the Better   At the recent Tech Crunch Justice conference in San Francisco, LaFawn Davis, Global Head of Culture and Inclusion at Twilio shared this: “Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance, belonging is knowing all the songs.” This statement resonates with us at GoWall because it speaks to actions and feelings we have all experienced. And, we can connect it to technology’s ability...

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Diverse Thinking Yields Revenue-Generating Ideas   As the global economy pushes us toward ever-increasing diversity in the workforce, the practice of inclusion has become a business strategy. Seeking out, listening to and responding to all members of a team is more important than ever, especially as the diversity of our markets also broaden, and can have a direct impact on a company’s bottom line.   How can inclusion translate to revenue for your company?   Here’s a simple example:   One of our...

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Uncovering the Liking Phenomenon When GoWall added a “Like” feature to its interface in 2017, we were in good company. A few months earlier, Netflix had retired its five-star rating system for the thumbs-up “Like” icon. And everybody knows where the “Like” achieved superstardom—on Facebook’s endless scroll of food pics and perfect vacations.   When users of GoWall asked us to include the “Like” feature, it made perfect sense.  During GoWall meetings, participants are posting their thoughts and...

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The Value of Anonymity in Meetings We all agree that team morale is critical to project success and employee retention, but when was the last time you measured your team’s morale? If you called a meeting right now and asked everyone on your team to rate morale on a scale of 1 to 10, do you think you’d get honest responses?   Maybe. What if you gave them an anonymous option to use? Would you be open to...

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Innovation Forums Jump-start Flagging Account   Challenge A national account manager at a Fortune 100 company was looking for new ways to fuel growth in his telecommunications account. To “think outside of the box” he needed access to his company’s distinguished engineering community, the organization’s top executive technical talent that was located worldwide. These were the people who had achieved the highest technical level possible in the company. These executives interacted with the firm’s largest customers to solve their...

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Designing Effective Meetings Starts with the End Game in Mind In a recent New York Times Business article, author Adam Bryant presented rules for running effective meetings. He wrote about having an agenda, being on time, and finishing with an action plan. We applauded… and we have one more item to add:   The outcome.   A vision of the meeting outcome is more than an agenda—it’s the difference between knowing you want to go to France to see art and...

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GoWall is the world’s first meeting app to use interactive “notes on a wall” technology to encourage dialogue and capture ideas from across the table or across the world, delivering 100% engagement and better meeting results.   Palo Alto, CA (April 14, 2017): GoWall, the meeting productivity app, has completed its beta stage and was officially released this month to significantly improve participation, input and morale, while reducing meeting duration by up to 50%. With US-based organizations...

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Giving People What They Need to Participate   In her 2012 TED talk, Susan Cain, author of QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, defined a cultural bias that she called “the new group think,” a belief that all creativity comes from a gregarious place. She talked about how more schools and workplaces reflect this bias and, perhaps without realizing it, have mandated extensive group work. But constant togetherness doesn’t work for...

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“Without GoWall, I would not have been able to accomplish what we did in one day”   Challenge Mark Morgan, a GoWall partner and professional facilitator, conducts strategy and leadership sessions for companies around the world. One of his clients, Proterra, is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission electric buses. Recently, Proterra asked Mark to design and facilitate a session with their senior leadership team to establish the direction of Proterra’s growth strategy for the...

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Do these three things to get – and keep – everyone engaged   Every meeting leader knows what it feels like to hold the undivided attention of every participant in the room. It’s a heady feeling, and a tangible validation that you’ve done something unmistakably right in the planning and execution of your meeting.   But how do you capture 100% participation – and the value of the diverse input you get – every time? Here are three simple yet...

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