Virtual Working Almost all forms of meeting and interaction can be moved to a virtual format with no loss of effectiveness, if trust and good relationships are established and sustained. – Joe Nandhakumar and Richard Baskerville (Trusting Online: Nurturing Trust in Virtual Teams) The way we work is changing rapidly. We have collated some useful resources that can help you as you move from face-to-face to virtual meetings. Virtual Working – Resources List Virtual Collaborate Tool Kit Top tips for virtual meetings and events – Benefits & functionality Top tips for virtual meetings and events – Meeting set up & pre planning Top tips for virtual meetings and events – Designing a meeting/ event Benefits of virtual sessions The benefits of collaborating virtually: Building relationships, connections and trust more effectively than via telephone or other communication methods Enabling diverse group of people to be involved in activities for quality improvement than might be possible using only physical meetings – leading to a wider range of ideas and higher levels of engagement Engaging patients, families and community leaders in ways that will feel less intimidating than going into healthcare building for meetings Significantly lowering costs of connecting, slashing time and travel costs and reducing the need to abstract colleagues from their clinical duties for improvement meetings Overcoming the negative impact on the environment of bringing people together physically. For further information please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.