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TOO MANY
POINTLESS
MEETINGS
TODAY?
Let's make
them stop.
Photo credit: lintmachine via VisualHunt / CC BY­NC­SA
AS OF
TODAY
for the sanity of
employees everywhere
No Meetings
willtakeplace
WITHOUT
beingreallyclear
Why you are having i...
AND
ALSO
DON'T INVITE PEOPLE THAT
DON'T NEED TO BE THERE
AND
DON'T SCHEDULE IT IF YOU CAN
SORT IT OUT WITH A QUICK CHAT
BY...
Want everyone to
leave your
meetings feeling
just like this?
What is the point?
What is the purpose of the meeting?
What do you want to walk
away from this meeting with?
FOCUS
ON
FORW...
Do you need this meeting?
Ifyouarejusthavingthismeeting
becausethat'swhatyoudoevery
week/
month,thinkagain
Look at the
ans...
R
espectother
people's
tim
eKeypeopledon'tshowup?Reschedule
Sendoutanagenda
Documentactionswithduedates- circulate
them- h...
Bring
out
the
best in people
What are your
thoughts on
this topic, Sarah?
Shall we take a moment
to hear what others
have ...
Give your employees time to breath
We now declare
MONDAY / TUESDAY / WEDNESDAY / THURSDAY / FRIDAY
A MEETING FREE ZONE
(I ...
Not sure how to run a meeting that is so good
people will praise you from the rooftops?
(And why should you? It's not like...
Hi, I'm Debbie
I write things
like this
And I am the founder
of this
which helps
businesses
hire and inspire
employees so ...
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Effective meetings: Rescue those lost hours of pointless meetings

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When we talk about employee engagement, we think about the big stuff - the pay rises, career development, budget for the Christmas party. But small changes to make your team's day to day can be huge. Start with banishing those painful, pointless meetings from their schedule.

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Effective meetings: Rescue those lost hours of pointless meetings

  1. 1. TOO MANY POINTLESS MEETINGS TODAY? Let's make them stop. Photo credit: lintmachine via VisualHunt / CC BY­NC­SA
  2. 2. AS OF TODAY for the sanity of employees everywhere No Meetings willtakeplace WITHOUT beingreallyclear Why you are having it What you want to achieve How you are going to get to that point
  3. 3. AND ALSO DON'T INVITE PEOPLE THAT DON'T NEED TO BE THERE AND DON'T SCHEDULE IT IF YOU CAN SORT IT OUT WITH A QUICK CHAT BY THE COFFEE MACHINE
  4. 4. Want everyone to leave your meetings feeling just like this?
  5. 5. What is the point? What is the purpose of the meeting? What do you want to walk away from this meeting with? FOCUS ON FORWARD MOMENTUM Answer these two questions Make sure they are included in the agenda. You need everyone to have the same objective 1. 2.
  6. 6. Do you need this meeting? Ifyouarejusthavingthismeeting becausethat'swhatyoudoevery week/ month,thinkagain Look at the answers to those two questions Is there a better way to achieve your objective? If your purpose includes the words 'Update on' or 'Review', think about what you can distribute before the meeting to keep it short and punchy Whodoyouactuallyneed atthemeetingtoachieveyour outcome? Don'tinviteanyoneelse. Updatethem byemail Doyouhaveacollaborative workspace- googledocs,Slackforexample- whereprogresscanbesharedand everyoneiskeptuptodate( withouta meetingaboutit)
  7. 7. R espectother people's tim eKeypeopledon'tshowup?Reschedule Sendoutanagenda Documentactionswithduedates- circulate them- holdpeopleaccountable Keeppeopleontopic (eveniftheyaremoreseniortoyou) Sticktoastartandendtime (schedulethemeetingfor5pastthe hourifpeopleareinbacktoback meetings- butstartdeadonthattime) Expectpeopletodeclineiftheyfeeltheywon'taddvalue Don'tpunishthepunctualandpandertothetardyby recappingforlatecomers
  8. 8. Bring out the best in people What are your thoughts on this topic, Sarah? Shall we take a moment to hear what others have to say about this, Bob? An effective meeting is not a battle of the loudest voice  Photo Credit: Sherif Salama via Visualhunt.com/CC BY Photo Credit: Poonam Agarwal  via Visualhunt.com/CC BY
  9. 9. Give your employees time to breath We now declare MONDAY / TUESDAY / WEDNESDAY / THURSDAY / FRIDAY A MEETING FREE ZONE (I KNOW! ­ HOW GOOD DOES THAT FEEL!) (Circle as appropriate)
  10. 10. Not sure how to run a meeting that is so good people will praise you from the rooftops? (And why should you? It's not like you get taught this stuff, right?) Get more details on this awesome meeting thing, tips from other businesses AND some recommends for free training on the next slide
  11. 11. Hi, I'm Debbie I write things like this And I am the founder of this which helps businesses hire and inspire employees so that they never want to leave Effective meetings: Rescue the lost hours in your employees' day Click here to view the full article or go to www.newhire365.com

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