Met. There are a lot of them, right? You would think that with so much Photo Background Removing practice, we would get better at holding really useful meetings. And yet, many of us have left long meetings wondering exactly what the takeaway is, or why we were even there in the first place. It doesn't have to be that way. By introducing purpose, structure and clarity, meetings can bring positive results and create new ideas. From Amazon's "two pizza rule" (never have a meeting where two pizzas couldn't feed the room) to Steve Photo Background Removing Jobs' aversion to slides, there are many legendary "hacks" for meetings more productive. Unfortunately, no amount of advice (not even this one) can bring about a new collective mindset within a company. Not all of us love pointless meetings, but we won't breathe substance into them until we figure out what exactly makes them so pointless in the first place.
Productive companies have productive meetings; the two are closely linked. Advertising Photo Background Removing Continue reading below The tips below are compiled with the goal of developing healthy habits for effective meetings. They may not change your business, but they should start developing productive and collaborative behaviors. 1. State the purpose of the meeting It may seem obvious, but knowing exactly why a meeting is happening is essential. This applies to its overall objective as well as the expected results. If you can't articulate this clearly, don't attend the meeting. If you know what the purpose is, share the information with the participants – all of whom Photo Background Removing should have a clear role to play. By letting people know what is expected of them, the facilitator can generate a sense of personal responsibility among the participants. In turn, this will create an environment in which people feel active rather than passive. There is another great tip for preparing for meetings, taken from “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman.
Kahneman suggests asking everyone at the meeting to write down their opinions on Photo Background Removing the topic to be discussed. This will involve everyone at an early stage and lead to a concrete reflection of their point of view before the meeting. Advertising Continue reading below At the end of the meeting, this can be used as a benchmark to see if their goals were met or if opinions were swayed. 2. Beware of Parkinson's Law It can be tempting to set aside 30 or 60 minutes for meetings, just because it's already Photo Background Removing done. Parkinson's law applies here; meetings will take as much time as we set aside for them. There's no need to rush meetings to give people time back, but there's a lot to be said for ending a meeting as soon as the goals have been met. If the meeting lasts 33 minutes, it lasts 33 minutes.
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