Ah … office meetings. You either love ‘em or you hate ‘em. Right?
I once had a manager who would sit at the head of the table every Monday morning and the first words out of her mouth were “Okay, people. A fast game’s a good game, so let’s make this one snappy!”
While we were always done within 30 minutes, it often felt extremely rushed with important matters being swept right under the carpet. On the other hand, I have also taken part in meetings that were still going two hours later, discussing things that really didn’t need to be raised with the whole team present.
Meetings about meetings. Argh!
Did you know that in the US alone $37 billion is lost each year due to ineffective meetings?
What’s the happy medium?
How can you conduct a meeting that engages, inspires and actually achieves results?
Our friends at CT Business Travel have teamed up with Neomam Studios to find a solution to this question and created the awesome Infographic below.
Have you ever had a meeting outside? Or, have you ever heard of the Swiss train approach? Their “9 ways to make sure you have effective meetings” suggests other interesting ways to approach your meetings for optimum effectiveness.
Perhaps there really is such a thing as effective meetings!