Posts Tagged ‘Meetings’
Guestblogger: Leslie S. Schreiber, M. Ed, is owner of Schreiber Training, a corporate training company designed to decrease stress and increase productivity through improved workplace communication skills. www.schreibertraining.com Businesses acknowledge the necessity of meetings but struggle with how to make them efficient and meaningful. By implementing a model called “parallel thinking”, meeting time can be […]
The article from New Directions focuses on using the Six Thinking Hats model as a way to get more productive meetings in less time.
MEETING SKILLS: Still Tolerating Bad Meetings? Maybe One of These Baker’s Dozen Will Get You Back on Track
In a July 2012 Forbes article, Erika Andersen explores why people continue to tolerate “bad” meetings. She goes on to say that if employees only understood the expense involved, they would see the bottom-line importance of improving each and every meeting they attend. She uses this comparison: “I’ll bet you anything if the leader of […]
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Over the past year I’ve had the pleasure (and job) to go to a couple of different conferences (Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored, Hubspot’s Inbound Marketing to name a few). Being in the training and development field, one of the many great take-aways for me professionally has been to see the new innovative ways […]
Experts suggest that facilitation skills will be an absolute “must have” competency for leaders, whether leading a small group or large project team. This training teaches the 5 Key Steps for Effective Facilitation with hands-on practice in the session.
The skinny on meetings is that we’re not that good at them. Do you go to meetings and tend to sit around listening to endless information sharing rather then problem solve? Do you attend meetings that lack structure, roles or accountability? Do you walk out of meetings wishing you felt more productive or clear on the objective? It can be frustrating, but […]
When you scrounge around the Internet, you find some interesting and troublesome statistics about most meetings: • Between 35-50% of meeting time is seen as wasted. • Most meetings start 8-12 minutes late. • 75% say agendas are not prepared and distributed in advance. • Less than 30% of decisions in meetings are recorded. • Over 40% of people don’t […]
Last week I was training a group of managers on facilitation skills. When I asked them what they particularly wanted to accomplish in the training, they spoke about needing to address the following: · 3-4 hour meetings that go on and on with little accomplished by the end · Going off-track on “rabbit chases” that leave the […]
Years ago, as a consultant, I remember sitting in a meeting with a group of extremely intelligent research scientists and thinking to myself, “What on earth can I add to this discussion?” Then the little voice in my head said, “Well, you better add something if you want them to keep asking you back.” I […]
Awhile back one of our clients needed to train employees who facilitate problem resolution sessions. We all made an assumption that the participants would be capable of basic facilitation: opening a meeting, assigning roles, launching a brainstorming session, narrowing the focus, and guiding the group through to decision making. Boy, were we wrong. By the […]