Virtual board meetings are the new normal. But can performance be maintained at a distance—and will decision-making be effective?
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Helen Moulinos is the newly appointed chief executive of the national advocacy charity POhWER. Apart from the challenge of managing her new charge, Moulinos must also come to terms with getting to know her fellow board members via one of the many platforms that provide video meetings online.
Not for her the luxury of team-building exercises, lunches or away days; bonds must be built through the computer screen only. And while she is confident it will all come good the challenge comes with concerns about her board colleagues and team members.
"I wonder if video conferencing will create a barrier to human interaction and non-ve
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