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  1. Sep 2020
    1. Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations

      contains a chapter on the future of meetings (lists down things like virtual friday, virtual celebrations, virtual handshake, virtual teambuilding...)

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    1. Nextcloud or Jitsi

      did we text nextcloud talk? It's open source https://nextcloud.com/about/

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    2. But Zoom diplomacy can be just another dividing line between the haves and have-nots: Countries that can’t If your country lacks the funds for elaborate system of embassies or diplomatic travel are likely to have subpar broadband and 5G connections, too.

      parallel with digital divide (zoom and capital diplomacy)

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    1. “It’s about schmoozing, cajoling, and also about building confidence and trust. That’s hard to do over Skype, and impossible to do if you need to build a relationship from scratch or after it has soured.”

      comparison onsite and online

    2. “Britain breaks with past to approve virtual parliament plan using Zoom,” Zoom founder and CEO Eric S. Yuan commented on Twitter.

      same comment for Cisco

    3. At the UN European Headquarters (UNOG) in Geneva, Switzerland, leadership “stressed that conducting meetings via an online platform would be labour intensive and require a significant amount of human resources, thus under the current circumstances UNOG would only be able to service one meeting per day,” according to Lynch’s reporting.

      would be interesting to provide information how many ppl are needed to run an online meeting depending on the meeting type

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    4. According to an early March report by Stephanie Fillion on PassBlue, “the United Nations Security Council ran a secret cybermeeting simulation on March 9 to prepare for a possible lockdown of the UN building and the rest of New York City, amid the coronavirus outbreak.”

      preparations of the UNSC ahead of the lockdown (how to hold an online meeting) ||Jovan||

    5. Leone reports that, in response to a Member State’s question about civil society access to virtual meetings, UNGA president Muhammad-Bande said this is the time for more, not less, transparency. He said technological tools must be developed to enable everyone “legally allowed” to participate to be present for discussions.

      on inclusive participation of civli society (more vs less transparency)

    6. “Today, history was made,” wrote on Twitter Guy Diedrich, Vice President and Global Innovation Officer for Cisco Systems. “The first ever virtual #G20 Summit chaired by King Salman, was successfully held using Cisco technology.”

      Private platforms on public meetings

    7. “It lasted about 90 minutes — the same as a standard soccer match — instead of the usual, more languid two days,” Fakahany noted.

      feedback on virtual G20

    8. “For German Chancellor Angela Merkel, there’s no comparison between the digital and the personal.” Heath quotes Merkel, as she prefers “walking around the table to discuss whether a compromise proposal would perhaps go through.”

      Angela Merkel on online meetings.

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    1. he researchers measured co-operation by noting the number of rounds it took to reach an agreement, and found that those who shared food resolved the strike significantly faster (in 8.7 rounds) than those who did not (13.2 rounds).

      the results of the experiment conducted by the researchers on food sharing and negotiations

    2. a meal taken “family-style” from a central platter can greatly improve the outcome of subsequent negotiations.

      Psychology of dinner diplomacy (including the way food is served) another example of how leaders build trust in a 'relaxed' atmosphere. Downside of online meetings (aside from corridor diplomacy) ||Jovan||

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    1. Japan's leader has put great effort into building a relationship with Trump, and using golf has been key to that effort.

      building trust and relationships

    2. "that’s the one thing about golf; you get to know somebody better on a golf course than you will over lunch."

      They say that if you want to find what someone is like take them to play golf (how they behave under pressure, when they're not winning, can they be patient...) but also relaxed atmosphere. How to replicate such informal meetings online? ||Jovan||

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  2. Jul 2020
    1. voice conversations were already shifting from phone systems to meeting services for both external and internal calls. Nearly half (45%) admit to using video-enabled meeting applications for internal calls, while 37% do so for external calls.

      potential statistics for Future of Meetings course on voice conversation (shift from phone systems to meeting services)

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    1. Microsoft last week announced features that will help users enable team mode, where they can sit together in a different environmen

      Microsoft to develop team mode (a virtual background feature that shows everyone together (impression that they're sitting in the same room)) in video conference. Can draw parallels between small vs large diplomatic delegations

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    1. Mmhmm is an app that will eventually allow people to virtually share their screen with others in a video call while also remaining in the picture.

      a good feature that could be included in Meet 2030

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  3. Jun 2020
    1. “shoulder tapping”

      Another element of body language which is missing. For our website and course ||Jovan|| ||StephanieBP||

    2. Even ‘classic’ diplomacy between states is becoming more digital, especially now that the coronavirus has swept the negotiating room clean. Conferences and negotiations take place via videotelephony.

      Relevance for Future of Meetings / ediplomacy ||Jovan|| ||StephanieBP||

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