more participation

Original Online Meeting Group business agendas, notes, topics, and discussions
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Scott
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more participation

Post by Scott »

Hardly anyone ever looks at the forums, never mind contributes to any forum discussion. To increase participation in discussions between business meetings, they should be held in a format that people use, like WhatsApp. (The forum still seems like the best place to record notes and agendas.)

If we have OOMG business discussions on a mobile-friendly app like WhatsApp where we also post agenda and announcements, I think we will generate a lot more interest in business meetings, more participation, and a healthier group conscience.
Scott
Posts: 167
Joined: Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:53 pm

Re: more participation

Post by Scott »

No one else showed up for the OOMG business meeting today, which had been in the announcements all week.

Obviously things aren't working as is. To make business meetings more accessible and inviting, I think we should do some combination of:
  • Make business meetings shorter, like 30 or 40 minutes.
  • Hold business meetings every other month (instead of monthly.)
  • Change the time to just before or after one of the OOMG meetings. Maybe 9:10 to 9:50pm EDT on Thursday, after the NYC Zoom meeting and before the OOMG meeting.
  • Create an OOMG business WhatsApp group, so that discussion can happen between meetings, people know what the topics are, and enthusiasm for participation is generated.
  • Always create the upcoming agenda at least one week in advance on the forum and post it a week in advance in WhatsApp.
  • Announce the business meeting on WhatsApp as it gets closer (maybe one day in advance and again one hour before.)
  • Post the meeting notes on WhatsApp as well as in the forum.
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