Great leaders understand the importance of team meetings, the impact on culture, productivity and the understanding that producing a great meeting takes intentional design and deliberate effort.
Why it matters
An effective team meeting helps teams align on the topics of discussion, air any concerns or obstacles, and have clarity on future actions.
This is fundamental in creating your High Performing Culture.
Improving the effectiveness of team meetings is one of the most important things a manager can do as a leader. It’s surprising how many managers are proud to proclaim their dislike of meetings, but to generate action, achieve significant results, solve problems, make decisions, inform, inspire, collaborate, and motivate, managers need to work with their people!
Don’t delegate the agenda planning to another team member. As the leader, it’s your meeting to design and run. To put yourself in the proper frame of mind, ask and answer the following question:
1. What kind of meeting is it? (i.e.: Check-in, strategic etc.)
2. After this meeting are actions being generated?
3. Are my team members clear about how to collaborate well to get the results we are looking to co-create?