This topic is dedicated to any of you who have ever said, “Oh no, not another meeting.” Leading “meetings that matter” is a critical leadership skill that promotes learning and support among participants, and facilitates responsible action. By applying simple techniques to your meetings*, you will be able to guide participants towards common ground and shared goals, while making creative use of dissenting opinions. These techniques have proven strong antidotes against the “shorter, faster, cheaper” meeting syndrome and the challenges of running meetings in a multi-cultural world. The objectives for this topic are to:
- Learn practices to keep groups whole, open, and task focused.
- Decide how to apply these practices to enhance meetings within your own organization.
*Our focus here is on interactive, face-to-face, group meetings.