Give your meetings a focus
We have to have them, some are good, some are bad, some are downright awful and are a waste of your life you will never get back!
If you have to run meetings with your team / department try to give them a focus, this will help solidify everyone's thinking and give a direction for everyone to head in together.
How? I don't have enough time to prepare each week...
All too often we are asked by managers how to make their meetings interesting and engaging as opposed to running through the same old same old each week.
Using LearningPlanet has become a focus for many of our clients as they don't need to prepare the content or hand-outs simply choose the theme you want your team to focus on for the week / fortnight and run the LearningPlanet video - either the 1 minute or 10 minute topic: www.learningplanet.tv
Engage your team with focus
then engage your team with some of the following questions:
What would happen if we all focused on this for the next week?
How do you think we can keep this focus this week?
What do we need to change to be able to use this?
What difference would it make to our customers if we did this?
Then get agreement from everyone they will use / focus on the topic and tell them we will be looking at results / outcomes at the next meeting.