Video conferencing is almost as good as being there — except not. If you’re trying to run a larger meeting with videoconferencing tools, you need to master a few rules of engagement.
Category: Meeting Tips for Managers
Regular one-on-one meetings can be a valuable experience for managers and employees. But, all too often, the results of your one-on-one meetings fall far short of what you and your team member could be accomplishing.
There you are again, sitting in another meeting while your work piles up. If your company is growing, you might notice you and your employees are involved in more meetings.
Sales managers, how many of your sales are now taking place in the virtual world? Are your reps finding that they’re spending more screen time with prospects
Have your weekly one-on-one meetings become routine? You should be asking yourself this question on a regular basis.
How many times has your phone chirped in a meeting? Maybe it’s a co-worker texting you about the presentation you're both sitting through. It’s no big deal if you answer that co-worker, right?
You’ve seen this behavior before. You’re trying to get people’s attention in your meeting. Instead of listening to the information you’re presenting, staff members are looking at their phones.
Are you trapped in a weekly meeting grind? Do you feel like you have to hold one-on-one meetings because everyone else does? Stop already!
Shane Murphy is a workforce optimization expert and an evangelist of an organizational strategy he calls "Team-led Team." Most recently, Shane used this concept to elevate an auto parts software team's performance to unprecedented levels. In episode 07, we discuss this merits of this concept, concerns some skeptics may have and how managers can get out of the weeds by loosening their grip. Shane is an ardent Liverpool supporter, so we also draw parallels between team management in the "beautiful game" and business.
For some managers, work life equals meetings, which means you're not really getting anything done. You can put a stop to this time sink by implementing some of the suggestions Dorie Clark made in a recent post on Harvard Business Review.
Great ideas may come out of weekly meetings, but only if there’s effective follow-up. The more typical occurrence is that a meeting is a cost without a corresponding revenue increase to an organization.
While meetings are a necessary part of the modern workplace, leaders can make them less painful and more productive for participants. In his book, Principles: Life and Work, Ray Dalio outlines nine ways to improve your meetings.