Frustrated with bad meetings?
So you’re in charge of scheduling your next meeting. The ritual looks something like this:
- Identify your meeting’s goal
- Prepare an agenda
- Build your deck
- Gather the right people
- Align your calendars
- Arrive late… end late
- Poor participation
- No outcome. No next steps.
- No accountability.
The root of the issue?
Most meetings are reactive.
Reactive? We mean that they’re scheduled to solve a problem after the fact. By this time, the problem has gotten too big to ignore. We can probably guess what happens next:
- Your team struggles with a time that works for everyone.
- When the meeting finally takes place, the problem is outdated.
- Your team applies a band-aide to stop the pain.
- You ask yourself why you never seem to get ahead of your issues.
The solution is simple
✔ Meet once a week, at the same day, at the same time
No more scheduling!
✔ With the same agenda
No more slide decks!
✔ Build a running list of topics to discuss
Nothing falls through the cracks!
✔ Decide during your meeting what you want to prioritize
Make the most of your capacity!
✔ Solve your most important problems
No more fire-fighting!
✔ Take tasks to carry out your solve (with owners & due dates)
✔ Complete your tasks by your next meeting
Your highest priority problems are solved!
What about you?
What do you do to minimize meetings while increasing accountability and eliminate issue?