While you might be tempted to dodge them, meetings are an essential part of organizational health. Leaders can also use meetings as an opportunity to create “a quality experience for each participant,” per Paul Axtell’s suggestion.
Category: Meeting Tips
Few issues can send your team’s productivity into a downward spiral faster than petty squabbling. Of course, these folks should know better. Since they don’t, it will be up to you, the manager, to take action.
Hiring the right sales rep to join your team is harder than it’s ever been. Keeping good reps is proving to be equally difficult.
In a recent SmartBrief.com post, Julie Winkle Giuloni cites the Association for Talent Development statistics which show that the typical mid-manager spends up to 4 hours a day in meetings. Here are a few suggestions to cut down on meeting time.
Are your one-on-one meetings time-wasting gripe sessions that hold a place on your calendar for no particular reason? If you want to improve the outcome of the time you spend with team members, check out the strategies summarized by Anita Bowness on CoachFederation.org.
How did your last meeting go? If you were running your monthly staff meeting or an update meeting on how a key project is going, were people looking at their phones instead of you?
If your reps are checked out during sales meetings – texting, snoozing or playing Pokemon Go, you have a problem. In an article for Inc.com, Barrett Riddleberger tells you how to fix this problem.
Are your team members dodging your meetings? Are your top performers always finding excuses to step out of your meetings?
Did you know only 23% of companies rate their reorganizations a success? That means over 75% of business leaders who’ve rolled out a reorganization have given themselves a failing grade.