Southwark should make use of technology to hold hybrid meetings allowing participants and Council staff to join in a way that best suits their working, accessibility, and health needs. Many government departments including the FCA are making great use of hybrid meetings where participants are physically present in a meeting room and/or hall and others join using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or other video conferencing technology.
Why the contribution is important
Hybrid meetings will not only allow residents to join in a way that's comfortable for them but will also enable the Council to engage with residents who may be working outside of London/UK or away on holiday. As more and more people spend less time working and living in a single location, not adapting how meetings are held will lead to inputs from only one demographic of residents and will bias any data that is later used to make decisions.
by EP05313 on December 08, 2021 at 09:44AM