If people are always skipping your meetings or trying to reschedule them, maybe you’re choosing to hold them at the wrong time.
Category: Meeting Tips
Do you remember the people whoe coached you or inspired you through their words and actions? You can have the same impact on your team members, especially if you initiate specific kinds of conversations with them.
If you feel your weekly one-on-one meetings are falling into a rut of reviewing the same old topics, it may be time to change things up. Kevin Eikenberry recently discussed team member meetings in a blog post and encouraged readers to take the initiative to make improvements.
Managers know well that an effectively functioning team can make a huge difference to the bottom line. On the other hand, a dysfunctional team can result in ‘squandered’ work time at a cost of $15.5 million for the average large company.
On the TalentSpace.com blog, Susan Mazza explores why team members hesitate to say what they really think. She also suggests a few ways to develop a culture which encourages them to take risks and speak up.
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.
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.