Has this happened to you?
2:52pm “you around?”
2:54pm “yeah, just finishing up the project”
2:55pm “cool, can we meet to discuss?”
2:57pm “yes, let’s get @John and @Ana on as well”
3:01pm “here’s the link Z00m”
“So what are we meeting about?”….
Meeting fail because they lack one key ingredient:
To be more precise, it’s the lack of leaders facilitating proper meetings, setting expectations, outcomes, and clear next steps.
Most meetings have:
- no agenda
- are last minute
- don’t have clear action items
And can feel like a waste of time.
The #1 way to make most of your collaboration is to come prepared with
- set goals/outcomes for the meeting
- keeping meetings short and punchy
- clearly defining next steps/outlining action items after
I’d also add… Try to make your next 30 or even 45-minute meeting a 15 minute one.
I dare you.
You’ll be surprised at how this subtle change can have a lasting ripple effect on how your team works.