Today our project met to have a coffee meeting, but via zoom call. At this difficult time, it is more important than ever to maintain our social bonds and make a special effort to reach out and discuss our work. Up until now our work package leaders had been meeting once a month to talk about the most pressing items facing us on the project agenda.
But it is also important to have more informal meetings where all the partners are invited, enabling us to get an overview of what’s going on in the project, how are people coping with this difficult time, have there been delays, what work has been finished recently, what direction should we go in (etc.).
Today we met several new members of our project and they were able to see the kind of work that we are doing as it is actively discussed, rather than in documents and emails. In the most ideal world such conversations would happen in person – but in the meantime we will use the resources at our disposal.