No More Useless Meetings
We’ve all sat in meetings that could have been emails. But it doesn’t have to be like that.
Here are four expert-approved ways for companies to make a meeting more memorable:
1. Pregame it: Rather than asking employees to walk into a meeting blind, send the agenda ahead of time, and allow the use of collaboration tools to add thoughts and comments. Want to use a presentation? Ask the relevant colleagues to add their talking points ahead of time so everyone gets to make their key points. This can help meetings run more smoothly and elevate quieter voices.
2. Walk and talk: Sitting at a desk all day can negatively affect productivity, not to mention physical and mental health. One-on-one meetings in particular can be held on the go instead of a meeting room. So get employees thinking on their feet — literally.
3. Keep it to once a quarter: Some companies consolidate important meetings into a single quarterly gathering. Off-sites have advantages with a hybrid workforce too, allowing colleagues to get together for a limited period of time to get things done.
4. Take advantage of tech: Meetings are already routinely held over virtually, often with the help of Zoom (ZM). As more tools allow virtual collaboration, take advantage of them to make meetings more effective.
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