Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring signs of trouble, part of Holding Skip-Level Meetings.
- I'd like to spend just a few minutes…talking about what to do if things become odd…in the middle of your Skip-Level meeting.…You know what I mean.…Sometimes in meetings when there are…too many levels of the hierarchy present,…a strange vibe pops up after someone says something.…If the only people in the room were direct peers,…people know exactly what they would say…and how they'd react, but with two or three…extra levels of management present,…sometimes people censor and don't share.…While understandable, it's not productive.…What's going on here is that people are trying to listen…and engage but with big topics being discussed,…and with the presence of the boss's boss, well,…they feel pushed to their comfort limit.…
So, let's think about a few key signs to look for…that might indicate the group is tensing up problematically.…Then in a minute, we'll talk about what to do about it.…The first sign of trouble is having one person among…the employees dominating the discussion.…One possibility is that they were coached before…
- Define skip-level meeting.
- Describe the purpose and process of skip-level meetings.
- Identify types of skip-level meetings.
- Explain the best way to set the stage for a skip-level meeting.
- Examine behaviors to avoid.
- Examine the role of the excluded boss.
- Prepare for future meetings.