How many times must we say it? Meetings matter.
A meeting room / Zoom is the stage where an organization’s culture is shaped, values are revealed, and cues about how to behave are signaled. Meetings are also where real collaboration is supposed to happen, decisions are supposed to be made, and work is supposed to get done. Unfortunately, in most workplaces, meetings are better known as the place where time and ideas go to die.
We know it doesn’t have to be that way. When meetings are productive and collaborative, you actually look forward to attending them. Can you imagine? It’s not easy to upend the status quo. But it is worth it. And you don’t need new technologies or expert facilitators. There are simple actions you can take now, as a meeting host or participant, to increase the ROI for everyone.