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How to Get the Most Out of Office Meetings

November 1st, 2016

When’s the last time you held an office meeting that you felt truly impacted your team members, and didn’t simply disseminate information? Holding an impactful gathering can not only help you spread the word about a new company initiative, but also increase your workers’ productivity and encourage employee engagement. Read on for three tips to make your next meeting go above and beyond.

Make your next office meeting impactful with these three tips.

Make your next office meeting impactful with these three tips.

Make Your Meeting Great: 3 Tips

  1. Determine the Meeting’s Purpose

There are several different types of office meetings, ranging from regular check-ins to more in-depth problem solving. Before sending your team members into the conference room, first determine the true purpose for your gathering. Here are the four most common types, as explained by Inc. Magazine:

  • Action-Oriented Meetings: This type of meeting is meant to solve a pressing or imminent problem. One way to make sure an action-oriented meeting is successful is to make sure everyone is well-prepared beforehand. It can help to provide an agenda before the office meeting.
  • Brainstorming or Creative Meetings: These meetings are more flexible and may run longer than regular meetings if time allows. Prepare to spend time discussing seemingly irrelevant items as they may unexpectedly spur creativity and innovation. If you have a big idea to brainstorm, check out our tips for effective brainstorming in teams.
  • Short-Term Planning Meetings: Designed to strategize planning involved with sales, business development, marketing or advertising, these meetings are held to make sure everyone is on the same page before embarking upon a project.
  • Long-Term Planning Meetings or Retreats: Most frequently including high-level executives, long-term planning meetings and retreats help maximize the time spent discussing company vision, initiatives and strategies.

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4 Alternatives to Meetings

August 2nd, 2016

Do your workers seem like they are bored or disengaged at office meetings? Gatherings and exchanges of ideas with your team members are workplace necessities, but you don’t have to hold a stuffy traditional office meeting in order to get the job done. There are several alternatives that can increase employee engagement and raise morale; read on to learn about four of them.

Have you tried a meeting alternative to boost employee engagement?

Have you tried a meeting alternative to boost employee engagement?

Meeting Alternatives: 4 Options

  1. A One-On-One Check In

Many times, items get discussed in conference room meetings that aren’t relevant for all employees. Instead, segment your meetings into one-on-one check-ins that are held throughout the week so you’re using your time most efficiently. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Ways to Make the Most Out of Office Meetings

July 28th, 2015

Employers who hold regular office meetings will benefit from learning new and innovative ways to catch employees’ attention and keep them interested. Many workers have a negative perception of conference room gatherings and this can affect employee morale. Here are four ways to make the most out of your time, and theirs.

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  1. Be Present

One of the easiest ways to derail an office meeting is by being distracted. Before you begin the meeting, make sure to take care of all important emails, text and phone calls. By showing your employees you are involved and present in the meeting, they will follow suit and feel like their time is valued. Read the rest of this entry »