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Enhancing Meeting Productivity in the ‘Future of Work’

As work becomes more complex, digital, and integrated, we can easily conclude that the number of meetings required to grow a business is going to continue to increase. Here are seven of the most common complaints about meetings, with proactive ways to approach better meeting productivity.

It is easy to say (or wish) that meetings would disappear, but we all know that realistically the ‘Future of Work’ does not involve the elimination of meetings. In fact, as work becomes more complex, digital, and integrated, we can easily conclude that the number of meetings required to grow a business is going to continue to increase.

 

Are you interested in helping to hatch this type of ‘Good Meeting’ culture inside of your team? Here are seven of the most common complaints about meetings, with proactive ways to approach better meeting productivity:

 

The 7 Most Common Complaints About Meetings

These are foundational needs for a consistent Team Culture—we can all make our meetings more productive!

 

1 | Productivity

Complaint: Nothing ever gets done in meetings.

Solution: Define the outcome for each agenda item.

 


 

2 | Time

Complaint: Meetings are a waste of time.

Solution: Set a max duration and stretch goal for each agenda item.

 


 

3 | Value

Complaint: Meetings are of no value.

Solution: Recognize the top strengths of everyone in a meeting.

 


 

4 | Stealing the Spotlight

Complaint: The wrong people speak up in meetings.

Solution: Leverage the top strengths of each member.

 


 

5 | Disorganization

Complaint: Meetings are not organized.

Solution: Empower every member to maintain order.

 


 

6 | Attendance

Complaint: The right people are never at the meeting.

Solution: Leverage the right people at the right time.

 


 

7 | Reputation

Complaint: The meeting/team has a bad reputation.

Solution: Transparently monitor reputation metrics.

 

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Laura Queen

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