About the Workshop
Meetings are an essential part of your day-to-day operations and an expression of your organization’s culture. Not only are bad meetings a waste of time and money, they can send messages to your people that can ultimately undercut performance, undermine loyalty, and lower morale. Bad meetings are a real problem.
Investing a couple of hours to improve these meetings and heighten overall organizational effectiveness is, in a real sense, a long-term cost-cutting move. “Meetings for People Who Hate Meetings” is a 2-hour workshop that teaches:
- Why Bad Meetings Happen to Good Causes: An analysis of the most commonly experienced problems in meetings.
- The Agenda: It’s Not a List of Topics: Why meeting leaders should think of the agenda as a mini-strategic plan, and why a well-constructed agenda remains the single most important predictor of a successful meeting.
- Meeting Leadership: How effective meeting leaders bring everyone into a discussion, direct its flow, handle conflict, and guide groups through different kinds of decision-making processes.
- Brainstorming (and other creative forms of interaction): Many meetings will include brainstorms without following time-tested rules that make them more productive. In this segment, we review the rules and also discuss other techniques to creatively engage participants in idea-generation and similar group activities.
- Teleconferences, Videoconferences and Webinars: How to observe different protocols for meetings where everyone isn’t in the same room.
For additional details about this workshop, please click the link on the right or call us directly at 323.272.4737.