The final stage in our model for effective meetings is Meeting Feedback & Follow-up. The discussion groups on Meeting Feedback & Follow-up cover a number of topics, starting with briefing non-attendees, followed by reviewing the meeting, and asking for & giving feedback. [read more]
A key aspects of dealing with spin-off meetings and projects is not to assume they will remain smaller in scope than the meeting and project you are involved in. For example a project to speed up the performance of a website could lead to a team testing a complete re-write of the site in another computer language. A key issue is that of risk…[Read more]
The essence of this is timeliness.
By far the best approach is to have minutes produced in real-time and agreed and then issued BEFORE the meeting ends.
This creates a great deal of positive momentum and the experience for the participants that the meeting has already accomplished something.
With appropriate tech set-up beforehand, this is…[Read more]
A really useful way to think about meetings is what I call the Bridge / Flocks metaphor.
Between two get-togethers (represented by the supports of a suspension bridge), there is a ‘flock’ of actions that need to be shepherded to completion on the other side of the bridge.
The most important part of the meeting is what occurs between the two…[Read more]
One of the quickest and simplest methods is to use the DeBono Thinking tool called PMI, which stands for Plus, Minus and Interesting.
It takes three minutes or less.
List what was positive and worked about the meeting
List what didn’t work about the meeting
What were unexpected issues, ideas that came out of the…[Read more]
A horses for curse approach is best. Factors involved will include the seniority of the non-attendee, the importance of their non-attendance and the type of the meeting.
If the meeting was virtual, then a quick catch-up on Zoom (or similar) will be the best approach because it will be the most personalised.
If it was face-to-face, then a brief…[Read more]
💡Review your meeting, preferably before everyone leaves, and ask: 1) What went well? 2) What didn’t go so well? 3) What should be done differently next time? and 4) What could we do more of, to make things even better?