Making Meetings More Effective
Peggy and Elise Keith, cofounder, Lucid Meetings, and author of Where the Action Is: The Meetings that Make or Break Your Organization, discuss meetings. Keith says every aspect of our world is moving faster, and thus we need to bring the people together. For many, meetings are just something that people do—it is not something leaders get training in. She suggests that is not always safe. Some organizations are very intentional and design systems that are very clear about how they make decisions and other techniques. She says there are 16 distinct types of meetings—each of which is designed to achieve a specific goal. Often, problems are caused because people aren’t clear on what they are trying to achieve. Three major categories of meetings include: monitoring and moving forward the work we are already doing; create new ideas and solve problems; and partnerships and the art of the deal.