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Cargotec promotes the use of virtual meetings instead of travelling, as it saves time, resources and the environment. To make the remote way of working even more effective, a shape up in meeting facilitation skills was deemed beneficial.

There was a particular need for working on complex topics and larger groups. For this reason we decided to focus on the virtual workshop process: how to work in stages and how to produce ideas in a group and choose the best ones.

Grape People provided virtual facilitation training to about 80 of Cargotec’s team leads. The tools used for virtual facilitation were all part of the Google Workspace suite of apps.

The session began with a presentation about best practices for remote meetings to orient the participants. Then we tried out a complete practice workshop with stages and facilitation methods.

The feedback from the training participants was excellent – when asked “How satisfied are you with the training session overall?”, the average grade was 4.26 out of 5.

Feedback from the participants:

”An eye-opening session.”

”Really nice simple tricks on how to engage a larger group of people in online meetings. Exactly what I had expected.”

”I realize that I need some more insights in Google and what it can do for me!”



Mirelle Granvik
Cargotec Finland Oy
HRD Manager