Friday, 10 June 2011

Are your meetings working?

How many times have you been to a meeting not knowing why you are there, what the meeting is about it, spent a few hours in discussion and walked out non-the-wiser as to what will happen next, and how you can move your business forward.

We have spent decades of wasted time in long drawn out meetings across many businesses we've worked in, and so decided to come up with our own process. Meetings should be inspiring, meaningful, action focused and a massively good use of time, when done properly!

The secret to good meetings is what happens before and after. Clearly define the purpose, plan the details and ensure you know what will happen as a result of the meeting.

The important thing to remember is that there are multiple channels for communication. Make sure you are using face time wisely. Use it to engage, involve, discuss and discover. Don’t pay lip service to people’s ideas and thoughts. If you ask someone for their ideas make sure you are set up to do something about it.

See our meeting manager tool PADDLE TM .

And don’t be stuck without one!

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