Making the Most of Meetings – Remote or In-person
For us, and the clients we spoke with, last week was all about coming to terms with the situation from a personal, business and governmental perspective, and getting as much information as possible in order to start understanding the situation we all face.
Now we have a week under our belts, it’s important we get into a rhythm and routine.
One key area of change for us all is how you communicate with your team, suppliers or clients. Yes, it may be remotely, but we still need to make sure we get the most out of these meetings. Not only are poorly run meetings unproductive and costly, but they can be demotivating and lead to disengagement.
- Focussed and consistent meetings are efficient and effective.
- Everyone will be aware of what their 100% looks like.
- A structured approach ensures meetings become the routine and rhythm of your business.
Here’s some ways to help you and your team members with meetings:
- Set meetings on the same day, at the same time and with the same agenda.
- Always start on time. A 9am start doesn’t mean you rock up at 9:05am with a brew and then start discussing the latest Netflix boxset. It means you’re all settled and tackling the first agenda AT 9am.
- Never cancel or postpone – unless there’s a real emergency.
- Meetings don’t need to be marathons. A 15-minute Daily Huddle first thing will answer all you need to know, and focus your team by simply asking: What happened yesterday? What are we going to do today?
- Embed how you run meetings into your culture – collaboration and accountability are key.
- Do make the session animated and please remember to have fun with them – a smile right now goes a long, long way.
The Scalability Coach | Britain’s Top 10 Adviser 2018 | Author of #1 bestseller I don’t work Fridays | Ex-CEO of a PLC