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.
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.
Meetings are characterised by being to many and containing too much small talk, says Ib Ravn, Associate Professor at Aarhus University who does research on meetings and meeting culture.
This is the first in a series of three posts based on an interview with Ib Ravn. Read on and learn how to make your meetings more efficient.