We’ve all experienced them – those lacklustre and uninspiring meetings with no real structure and objective, and at the end of it you go away asking yourself ‘what was actually achieved there?’ Or maybe even worse, quarter of the way through thinking out loud; ‘What were we actually meeting about?’
It should therefore come as no surprise to hear that meetings are one of the most common themes to arise during the team events we run – from lack of decision making and getting everyone on board, to inspiring more creative thinking – we’ve probably seen and heard the lot. On the other hand, we’ve also had the joy of seeing teams implement truly innovative approaches in achieving successful meetings.
Here we share some of the most common issues and more importantly, offer solutions to move forward with better, more productive meetings that get results.
Getting everyone on board:
Even in small teams, effective decision making is no easy feat. When you think everyone is on board, more often than not there is somebody who may not feel their view has been heard and acknowledged. So, how do you make an open and honest dialogue possible to avoid conflict?