Zoom Out: Let’s talk about the future of meetings

Shriram Subramanian, Founder and MD of InGovern Research Services, a governance advisory firm, says, “I would divide virtual meetings into four quadrants: Meeting Importance (highly important, routine) and Information Shared (confidential, non-confidential). For routine and non-confidential meetings, one has to adopt their discretion. However, for highly important and confidential meetings (example: board meetings), the Ministry for Corporate Affairs mandates that attendees state in advance that no other person is present in the room and their video camera has to be on throughout the meeting.”

Subramanian also believes that the world will slowly move back to physical meetings, albeit, with the pandemic having taught us that taking a flight for meetings with inconsequential agendas will no longer be the norm.