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
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?
Is the environment you are holding your meetings in contributing to productive work? The room and its interior actually affects the way in which you are interacting, learning, listening and working together.
Collaboration is a buzz word in the workplace these days, and though it can be overused, there is truth to the expression “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. Collaborative meetings, done well, means getting more done and creating greater outcomes than working in silos.
Here are three tips for more organizing more productive and collaborative meetings.