10 million business meetings take place in the U.S. every day. 50% of these are considered a waste of time by those in attendance. This represents billions of dollars in human capital lost forever. Would more efficient and effective meetings help you be more productive?
90% of small meeting challenges are process-related. Fix the process and you fix the vast majority of problems that limit the impact of your business meetings.
Much has been written about tips and tricks for successful meetings, but these tactics are no substitute for a sound meeting design and strategy.
Believe it or not, it actually takes skill to lead a successful meeting. Most individuals never really learn or had the opportunity to develop these essential business skills. As a result, a lot of bad habits persist, costing every organization significant time and money.
We design customized meeting processes that align with your goals and objectives and have an immediate impact on business results.
Meeting Process AuditSM
Design a customized approach to building alignment among team members, commitment to action, and ownership for results
Encourage full participation, promote mutual understanding and cultivate shared responsibility during key meetings or events
Develop facilitation skills of meeting leaders including the following:
- Identifying the purpose and desired outcomes of the meeting
- Stakeholder and context analysis
- Assigning roles and responsibilities
- Determining a decision-making method
- Developing detailed agenda’s
- Preventative and intervention behaviors
- Collaborative problem-solving
- Effective follow-through practices
Examples of small meetings (30 or fewer participants) include staff meetings, board meetings, planning or progress meetings, problem-solving meetings, etc.