Productivity. It is important for organizations that people are truly productive. Productivity is also important to most people as they want to add value and they want to know that they are contributing to something worthwhile. Unfortunately, there are some barriers to good people producing well – and it is not the employee that is… Read More
Meetings, meetings, and more meetings! We are keeping our best people from doing their best work because we keep them penned up inside a conference room in meetings all day. It has been my experience, personally and in working with organizations, that leaders have an extraordinarily hard time getting their work done as they have… Read More
Following is a good video by Ashley Goodall of Cisco on how they best use technology to keep their people engaged. It is only a bit more than six minutes in length and worth watching in my opinion.
The Crisp Meeting is a great post by Seth Godin that gives you a framework for creating meetings that enhance your work instead of them becoming a drain on your productivity. Following is an excerpt from the post: The crisp meeting is one of a series. It’s driven by purpose and intent. It’s guided by questions:… Read More
No MAS is the answer to MAS Poorly run meetings are a major waste of important time and many of our problems with meetings are self-inflicted. Click here to read a good article on Inc.com and watch the video below
Some good points for you from HBR in this article on how to run better meeting. Click here to read the entire article, Seek input from team members. Select topics that affect the entire team. List agenda topics as questions the team needs to answer. Note whether the purpose of the topic is to share… Read More
Meetings are a challenge to say the least. We need them (at least the right meetings) to do our work, but we do them so poorly that we mostly detest them! So often if feels like a no-win scenario. However, it doesn’t have to be this way at all. Patrick Lencioni has a great book out… Read More
Interesting article on The Muse about four reasons to cancel your weekly staff meetings. They just might make sense – what do you think? 1. Interruptions Are Productivity (and Potentially Profit) Killers 2. Instant Messaging is an Effective Way to Get Most News Out—Faster 3. There Are Other Ways to Meet 4. Every Meeting Should… Read More