1.4 All team meetings are conducted with an agenda to effectively make decisions | Made to Thrive 8/34
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Welcome to video 8 of 34 explaining my new book Made to Thrive.
In this series of 34, two minute videos I’m going to outline all of the key components of the book, and in particular the five roles that you need to undertake to help you become a better leader.
Made to Thrive consists of five key chapters Accountability, Ambassador, Culture, Strategy and Succession Planning and then each of those chapters has five key sections or components that make up that role.
Today we’re going to be talking about Accountability and in particular 1.4 all team meetings are conducted with an agenda and data is available to effectively make decisions during meetings.
We’ve got a real problem when it comes to meetings. The average person spends 20% of their time in meetings.
The average meeting costs between $500 and $1000. And the average person walks out of every meeting saying “what a waste of my time!”
So how do you improve the quality of your meetings?
The key is to have less meetings, within a strict rhythm to ensure that people come prepared to those meetings, to ensure that people have got the right information to make decisions and that the decision makers are present.
And so here are the 7 simple steps to more effective meetings from the book.
Number 1 ensure that all meetings have an agenda and timings and subjects for discussion, including an ending time!
Number 2 ensure that all decision makers are present.
Number 3 ensure that the information is prepared beforehand so that all people who attend the meeting can come prepared with an opinion or a perspective about the agenda items.
Number 4 ensure that all attendees will actually come prepared. That people won’t turn up to the meeting and say, oh I haven’t thought about that yet.
Number 5 ensure that only people who are invited are the ones that will make a meaningful contribution. Number 6 ensure that the people who attend cost less than the value that they are brining to the meeting.
And number 7 ensure that the data or the information is readily available in the meeting so that decision makers who attend can make decisions, so ensure that the data is available to actually make decisions in the meeting.
If you’re interested in learning more you can pre-order the book on Amazon or you can watch this entire series on YouTube, and, I’ll put the links below for both of those.
Order the book Made to Thrive below.