Focus the team’s attention on creating solutions.
Changes in an organization can occur that team leaders may have little control over. What we can control is how we adapt and react to the change in our daily business. When we utilize team meetings with structured, thoughtful discussions and analysis, someone will propose a winning solution or solutions for the team to agree on. Using a problem-solving agenda, conversations stay focused and teams can avoid falling into a pit of negativity and conflict.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- How do we shift from unproductive meetings to meetings where we can solve problems with our teams?
- What can you do when a team meeting has turned to arguments and negativity rather than problem solving?
- How do you keep teams focused on finding a solution?
Unfortunately, 89% of professionals report spending time in ineffective or poorly organized meetings. How do we get so far down the ineffective meeting path? More than likely, most of us are meeting just to meet.
When we gather in groups or for workplace meetings, it can be more difficult to focus on listening than it is during one-on-one conversations. Often group discussions and meetings are places where ideas are generated and decisions are made. Having effective listening skills can be significant if you want to contribute to the ideas and decisions that are being discussed.
Most of us want and need more productive time in our days. When meetings are not effective, they capture that time and can even bog us down. In this video, KK Owen provides practical tips to make meetings more efficient and relevant for attendees.
Experience and research tells us employees in all levels of an organization spend valuable time in unproductive meetings. We've developed several strategies to use prior to, during, and after meetings to improve the flow, increase the impact, and reduce wasted time.