You probably think it doesn’t matter which seat you pick at the meeting. Actually, your seat choice makes a clear statement about your role in the meeting and your importance to the company.
Few things are as tiresome as a meeting opened by the boss, followed by the boss taking the floor, the boss elaborating, and finally the boss summarising, while everyone else attending the meeting is mainly concerned about staying awake.
A business or organisation considering whether a digital meeting tool is worth a closer look should ask themselves a few questions before making a decision.
Collaborating in 25 divisions all across Denmark has become an easier task since TUBA, an organisation counselling kids and anyone else from a family of substance abuse, has implemented a digital meeting tool in their daily work. The app has replaced an endless array of email correspondence and yields a better outline of information and reduces the risk of error.
Topics: Effective Meetings
Meetings are such a big part of our workdays – and even take up much of our leisure time – that there is always the risk of creativity suffering a slow and painful death to routine thinking.
Consider the last few meetings you have attended, be it at work, in the sports club, or in your kids’ school. Can you honestly claim attending with full attention and participation, and not once giving in to random thoughts of grocery shopping, holiday destinations, or simply looking forward to coming home and going for an evening run?
It ought to be the simplest thing; you receive notice of a meeting, show up at the right time expecting things to unfold in a certain way. But each and every day businesses and organisations run loads of meetings with participants having no idea of the specific purpose of the meeting.
Topics: Effective Meetings
Changing a long since established organisational culture can prove a difficult task holding both advantages and drawbacks. A strong culture might be key to the business keeping its share of the market, to deliveries staying on point, and to the hiring of the exactly right employees.
You have busy days, right?
In that case, you are not alone. Time is a scarce resource and although we have more digital tools and aids at hand than ever before we often forget to use them.
A well-prepared and carried out meeting might end up like a balloon following its encounter with a sharp pin – deflated and rather disappointing.
Just like the cows of Hinduism, the meeting seems a holy institution in Danish businesses and organisations. We have firmly established rituals, strictly observed, and we have holy principles that we shield and protect. But must we always do as usual or could there be reasons for shaking things up and going quite differently about it?