Assistant prevents World Marine Offshore from unproductive meetings

Posted by Ditte Ydegaard
on April 13, 2018


"With Assistant, we no longer need to meet so often. Therefore, we have cut our daily morning meetings down to one per week"

World Marine Offshore provides logistics solutions in offshore wind, oil and gas. The fast-growing company has around 150 employees working with shipping companies worldwide.

The 22 members on the management team have used Assistant constantly at decision-making meetings since October 2017. This means, for example, that they can now settle for a weekly one-and-a-half-hour session instead of the daily 30-minutes meetings. In practice, this saves each meeting participant one hour every week - and that’s just one meeting group in the company.

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Topics: Customer Cases, meeting culture, Productivity

How to write the perfect meeting minutes

Posted by Ditte Ydegaard
on March 27, 2018

Do you switch to autopilot (and write down everything that is said) when you are taking notes at the meeting? You are not the only one. Often the note-takers struggle to keep up and get as many quotes from colleagues as possible.

Your team doesn’t gain much from a long report of the meeting. However, they will get great value from meeting minutes that maintain relevant knowledge and encourage momentum.

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Topics: Meetings, Productivity, Meeting Minutes

Where to sit at the meeting table, and why

Posted by Sisse Haldrup
on August 7, 2017

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.

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Topics: Meeting, meeting culture

Use meetings to cultivate success and prevent failure

Posted by Troels Emborg
on June 29, 2017

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.

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Topics: Meetings, Effective Meetings, meeting culture

7 questions to answer before getting a digital meeting tool

Posted by Sisse Haldrup
on June 27, 2017

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. 

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Topics: Digital Meeting, IT Security, Effective Meetings

Breaking free from endless email correspondence

Posted by Troels Emborg
on June 24, 2017

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.

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Topics: Effective Meetings

Cultivate surprises and achieve dynamic meetings

Posted by Sisse Haldrup
on June 22, 2017

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?

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Topics: Meeting types, notice of meeting

What is the actual purpose of this meeting?

Posted by Troels Emborg
on June 22, 2017

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. 

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Topics: Effective Meetings

Get help and improve your meeting culture

Posted by Troels Emborg
on June 22, 2017

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.

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Topics: Meetings, Effective Meetings, meeting culture

Digital tools could improve your meetings

Posted by Troels Emborg
on June 21, 2017

 

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.

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Topics: Digital Meeting, Meetings, Effective Meetings