Whether we like it or not, meetings are essential in running an organisation. But when was the last time you attended a meeting without feeling bored? Meetings are supposed to help us get work done more effectively. It's an opportunity for us to raise issues and make important decisions. But despite their importance, very few of them are done well. How, then, can we transform our meetings from bad and boring to helpful and interesting?
Dr Carrie Goucher joins us in this episode to discuss the basics of a good meeting. She also explains how to disagree with other people in meetings while maintaining good relationships. Then, we lay down simple and practical actions making meetings shorter, more productive, and better.
If you want to know how to start running engaging and effective meetings, stay tuned to this episode.
Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:
Learn how to plan meetings beyond just hygiene factors.
Discover how to engage and encourage people to speak their minds during meetings.
Find out the best way to run an effective meeting.
[04:16] How Carrie Got into Meetings
[06:07] Planning Beyond Hygiene Factors
[09:57] Carrie’s PhD in Meetings
[15:02] How to Encourage People to Speak Up
[21:42] Addressing Hierarchy
[24:58] Disagreeing without Criticising
[29:13] ‘Yes, but…’
[34:04] How to Run a Meeting
[38:53] The Four Quadrants of a Meeting Documentation
[42:17] How to Run a Meeting with Time Constraints
[45:11] How to Share Information in an Engaging Way
[48:56] Carrie’s Top Three Tips for Running Good Meetings at Work
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