Two Quick Ideas to make your Meetings more Effective.
Have you counted the cost of ineffective meetings on your organisation's speed of execution and bottom-line?
Every great meeting starts with an agenda.
Here are 2 top tips to improve the agenda setting process.
1. Improve the clarity of the agenda items. Every agenda item must be carefully worded to reflect targeted outcomes. This helps invited members to anticipate their role and prepare adequately to participate effectively in the meeting. A nebulous agenda item such as "branch expansion" could be changed to "consider and approve the opening of x branch by Q4" .
2. Allocate time budget to every agenda item. This allows leaders to prioritise and deliberately spend the right amount of time on each agenda item. The usual drag with meetings is curtailed and the most important issues get the needed attention.
Effective meetings increase the speed of execution which is a strategic advantage.