What if you could create success in your meeting before it even started? In many cases, what you do before the meeting can be the key difference to make your meeting successful. In this video, Prakash discusses the scalable structural elements that occur pre-meeting that can ensure people walk in with purpose and focus.
- So what makes a meeting bad?…Is it nay-sayers, people constantly texting?…Distractions during the meeting time?…The reality is, a meeting is made successful…or unsuccessful well before it even starts.…With creating a solid agenda and setting the pre-work.…Agendas and pre-work gives set standards and expectations.…This gives the team and the meetings…structure and reduces uncertainty.…We're tapping into a little science here.…You see, humans crave certainty.…
Uncertainty, especially about the future…creates a strong alert response in your limbic system.…Think fight or flight.…Well-structured meetings restore certainty…and thus restore a sense of control in your team.…So let's talk about these magical agendas…and pre-work that are going to help us so much.…The agenda is driven by a member of the team.…There are four key considerations,…the topics and topic owner.…Here, you want to ask which topics…are important, why they're important,…and who on the team is responsible for doing what?…Also, does this topic require everyone to be in the room?…
- Identify the benefits of an internal meeting facilitator who is focused on the culture of the organization.
- Recall a strategy that will help a team regain and maintain focus.
- Explain the importance of neutrality for an individual holding an internal and external facilitator role.
- Examine the duties of a scribe.
- Name an element of trust that should be cultivated in order to build connections with other people.