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: Productivity, Meeting Minutes, Meeting Tip

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: Meeting Culture, Productivity

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: Productivity, Meeting Tip

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: Productivity, Meeting Tip

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: Meeting Culture, Productivity

Afford meeting minutes respect and gain a valuable tool

Posted by Sisse Haldrup
on June 20, 2017

A well-prepared and carried out meeting might end up like a balloon following its encounter with a sharp pin – deflated and rather disappointing.

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Topics: Productivity, Meeting Minutes, Meeting Tip

New habits may give new life to meetings

Posted by Sisse Haldrup
on June 16, 2017

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?

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Topics: Meeting Culture, Productivity

Guide: Choose the right environment for your meeting

Posted by Sisse Haldrup
on March 28, 2017

 

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.

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Topics: Productivity, Meeting Tip

Make your meetings more collaborative

Posted by Jasmine Cargill
on December 8, 2016

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.

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Topics: Meeting Culture, Productivity, Meeting Tip