THE ART OF COLLABORATIVE MEETINGS Part 4 of 4

THE ART OF COLLABORATIVE MEETINGS Part 4 of 4

IMPLEMENT Even if you have done a great job in all the previous stages, this last stage becomes critical. If you are not clear on what needs to happen next, don’t clarify ownership or timing, you’ve wasted your time in the meeting. Clear definition of action items...
THE ART OF COLLABORATIVE MEETINGS Part 3 of 4

THE ART OF COLLABORATIVE MEETINGS Part 3 of 4

COLLABORATE There are 3 discussion phases that provide the pathway to group collaboration that can lead to consensus decisions. Within each of those phases are specific process tools which are suited to move the conversation along toward consensus. Consensus is not...
THE ART OF COLLABORATIVE MEETINGS Part 2 of 4

THE ART OF COLLABORATIVE MEETINGS Part 2 of 4

PREPARE The first step in creating more effective meetings is the PREPARE stage. There is much to consider. The ‘MEETING PLANNING TEMPLATE’ gives you a great outline you can begin to use immediately that will improve the quality of your meeting through effective...
The Art of Collaborative Meetings: Part 1 of 4

The Art of Collaborative Meetings: Part 1 of 4

FOUNDATION What percentage of your time at work do spend in meetings? If you’re a middle manager, it’s likely about 35% of your time, and if you’re in upper management, it can be a whopping 50%. What’s worse is how unproductive these meetings usually are. More than...