Research and experience shows that managers of big companies spend up to 75% of their time in meetings and 50% of these meetings are seen as a waste of time!
A method to (re)design your meetings in a more efficient and effective way.
Step 1: Evaluate the current efficiency and effectiveness of your meetings by asking participants how they rate the meetings (effective, efficient, useful, inspiring?). Ask for tips on how to improve meetings. Take a moment to calculate how much cost in terms of time and money this will incur and compare this to the benefits. Share this with your team.
Step 2: Based on the results of step 1, start by implementing improvements, e.g. Short Cycle Steering.
Step 3: Conduct a short evaluation and deliver feedback at the end of each meeting.
Basic skills and agreements:
In addition to these basic skills we recommend so-called Short Cycle Steering: