With all the managers and executives I coach, most report they spend an average of 20-40% of their week in meetings. They’ve overrun our workplace and our schedule. And unfortunately most are counter productive and actually wind up creating the very thing they set out to avoid by having meetings in the first place. Dysfunction, skepticism, low morale, filtered listening, dissention, counter productivity, lost efficiencies.
Seth Godin offers a great new model for conducting meetings. And it works because I see it work and I’ve facilitated quite a few of these types of meetings over the years. Stimulate some innovation, curiosity, creativity and greater sense of authentic teamwork. The results will be catastrophically positive with a side effect of greater collaboration, morale and super productivity.
I know this is short. But I’m about to go into a meeting… In the meantime, here’s Seth’s blog on some new styles of meetings.