Meetings - problem solving or frustration?
Meetings have many functions: they serve information exchange, discussion, decision-making and problem resolution. Missing or inadequate information is a breeding ground for misunderstandings, frustration and a lack of identification with a task.
Precisely for this reason, meetings can be an important contribution to the motivation of your employees and be an effective way to create ideas, to promote team spirit or to bring about actions.
For example, using the brain to storm a problem
In the advertising agency BDO founded by Alex Osborn, the poor quality of the meetings annoyed the boss. There were dozens of meetings that were anything but inspiring. They lasted forever, tiring and inhibiting any form of creativity. They were the worst for one Companywho earns his money by being creative. Osborn was aware of the threat and remembered the more than 400 years old Indian creativity technique of Prai-Barshana. From their mantra - using the brain to storm a problem - he derived today's brainstorming.
Time in meetings efficiently
The time of the meetings depends on the time for the tasks to be done. In principle, the number of meetings has increased in recent years. In addition, additional tasks may arise from the meeting.
As a leader, you spend more than 50 percent of your time in meetings. This is why it is of central importance to use this time effectively. The success of your meeting lies in the correct preparation and organization as well as in the professional execution.
As much as necessary and as little as possible
Meetings cost valuable working time. This is why it is important for you to make sure that this important work instrument is used in the related time. The following principle applies to meetings:
As much as necessary and as little as possible. For this, they should also be prepared as professionally as possible. Your most important reflection question after each meeting must be: Was the time spent investing meaningfully and will your team come a step further?
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