Collector - May 2017 - 46
We've Got to Stop Meeting Like This
Tips to help you run a better, more engaging team meeting.
By Jack Litewka
oes the word "boring" come to
mind when you see the words
"team meeting?" It doesn't have to
be that way. In fact, team meetings should
be something that you and your coworkers
look forward to, are stimulated by, learn
from and enjoy.
How does a manager or team lead ensure
that every meeting is great? Is that even
possible? Yes, it is possible-if you have
a world-class process for planning and
facilitating these meetings.
Managers are responsible for developing
a great team culture. The key is getting
the involvement of team members,
which ensures their mental and physical
engagement. Here's how to do it.
meeting time. Habitual latecomers will
quickly change their tardy ways.
TEAM MEETINGS ARE
Staff members commonly think that team
meetings are owned and controlled by the
manager-and that their job is merely to
show up at the appointed time. However,
it's the manager's responsibility to change
Meetings should also be recurring, held
at the same time and place every week. This
reinforces the message that these meetings
You need to set the expectation that
everyone is to attend every team meeting-
and to arrive on time. It's common for
a team to have one or two people who
straggle into meetings late. This sometimes
forces the facilitator to back up and bring
the latecomers up-to-speed. This is bad for
team morale and a waste of precious team-
GET INTO A RHYTHM