Meetings with focus
Decide and deliver productivity
A successful meeting is dependant on participant planning, management, facilitation and contributions.
Checklist for participants:
-leads an item on the agenda
-technical and innovative expertise
-responsible for outcomes
-insightful problem solver (guest speaker).
3 to 7 people is ideal
Research by Brain & Company, published in 2010, Decide & Deliver: 5 Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization, identifies a “Rule of Seven” advantage. When developing your attendee list, every attendee over a total of seven reduces the likelihood that the group will be able to make an informed decision by 10 percent.
Refined and professional attendees
demonstrate characteristics of:
relevant insight and feedback
aim for transparency in decision making
Mastering Role as Meeting Leader
Clarifies attendee roles
Leads different types of meetings
Consistency with directives
Implements polls or surveys (with larger groups)
Makes decisions from discussion to action
Cultivating Role as Facilitator
Allocates time for conceptual thinking
Positive voice tone promotes open environment
Gently intervenes, persuades and directs
Higher productivity in meetings
Poor productivity in meetings
The right people.
Striving teamwork for greater outcomes.
Elimination of organisational barriers to high performance.
Higher management authority required for longer meetings > 90 minutes. Quorum requirement.
State purpose and role of each participant.
Hold meetings on Tuesdays...or with flexible working hours, Saturdays.
Use technology to enhance meetings, attendance, distribution of objectives and roles.
More truthful anonymous suggestions.
Relevant data preparation in advance for decision making.
Business attitude improving operational efficiency.
Respect reactive opinion without judgement. Allow time for them to refine their reasoning.
Recharge mute station for mobile phones.
Decisions has already been made prior to meeting.
Adopting acceptance to late attendance.
Discussing irrelevant problems.
More than 10 participants without use of online survey technology.
Aggressiveness to pursue goals I optimism I truthfulness
Sharing individual identity
Personal I gender I relationship I social I generational I cultural I legislative
Non judgemental I new approaches I appreciating honesty I constructive
Heighten curious involvement
Interrogative questioning I enjoy new experiences I identify needs I thirst for solutions
Embracing a changing path in the future
Action steps (go back before going forward) I realistic I only take risks where failure is quick I inexpensive I not repetitious I not physically harming anyone