Today in the Work Smart Club, we are giving your meetings a makeover.
In this episode, we discuss some studies that show that meetings are often not that productive, the number one reason meetings fail, and why meetings require planning and a clear goal and outcome.
We also talk about why having a meeting to convey information is a terrible idea, why people need to know the reason for the meeting they are attending, how to spell out the desired outcome of the meeting, and the importance of facilitating the sharing of ideas.
Next, we go through some tips that you can use to engage people in meetings before looking at why you should get the ‘negative’ out of the way first. We even discuss how to time manage meetings and why you should not allow people into a meeting if they arrive late.
Finally, we share some unusual suggestions that will refresh your meetings and allow for the flow of innovative ideas. So, to get some valuable tips on how to make your meetings more effective, tune in now
Key Points From This Episode:
- Studies that show that meetings aren’t that productive.
- Examples of different types of meetings.
- When meetings are counterproductive.
- The importance of having a goal and outcome for meetings.
- Why meetings require planning.
- Why having a meeting to convey information is not helpful.
- The number one reason meetings fail: they lack clarity.
- Why meeting attendees need to know why the meeting matters.
- The importance of facilitating the sharing of ideas in a meeting.
- How to spell out the desired objective of a meeting.
- Five top tips you can use to engage people in the first five minutes of a meeting.
- The importance of putting a time limit on a meeting.
- Why staff members who arrive late for a meeting shouldn’t be allowed in.
- The benefits of walking meetings.
- Why holding a meeting during an activity can facilitate new ideas.
- The value in taking risks when it comes to meetings.