Learn how to successfully initiate, schedule, and conduct a skip-level meeting, designed to keep people connected across multiple levels of a hierarchy.
- Do you ever feel like you want to get information from a person or a team directly but you don't have direct contact with them on a regular basis? You want what's called a skip-level meeting designed to keep people connected and in the loop across multiple levels of the hierarchy. That's when a manager proactively meets with one or more employees below them in the hierarchy without having their direct supervisor present, thus a level was skipped. Since you're skipping a level, it's important to know exactly how to approach this type of event. That's where I come in. I'm Todd Dewett, author, coach, and educator. In this course, we'll address everything you need to know starting with how to schedule this unique type of meeting and how to facilitate the meeting in a manner that gets people involved. We'll even discuss the important role of the manager who's being skipped. Organizations are nothing more than a series of teams nested within other teams. Building bridges across those different teams is one of the keys to building a high-performing organization, and skip-level meetings are a terribly useful place to begin. So let's get started.
- Preparing for a skip-level meeting
- Meeting types and sizes
- Preparing the person who will be skipped
- The role of the junior employees
- Conducting a skip-level meeting
- Facilitating progress
- Soliciting feedback
- Identifying behaviors to avoid
- Preparing for future meetings