Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Group and status check-in meetings, part of Managing Your Calendar for Peak Productivity.
- [Instructor] Group meetings where there's training…and coordination or even a simple status check…have a purpose.…However, they're often overused and abused.…When it comes to scheduling them on your calendar,…it's easy to have these group meetings overtake…your day and your week if you're not careful.…Here are a few ways to make them a useful…part of your schedule.…As with recurring one-to-one meetings, we want to ask…the least question which is: what is the least…amount of time we'll need for this group meeting?…If you want more guidance about these group meetings,…you can check out my courses on leading productive meetings.…
If you're a manager you want to have an overview…of everyone's schedules.…Now, hopefully, some of the people in your team…have gone through this course and have populated…their calendar with some of their important times…like processing time.…Each calendar app has a different way…of referring to this.…G Suite calls it find a time.…Outlook calls it the scheduling assistant.…And this scheduling assistant allows me to glance…
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- Recognize the pitfall of having too many calendars.
- Recall the benefits of leaving 15 minutes of cushion for each task during a busy week.
- Name the best ratio for meetings to actual work for the average person.
- Relate “time abhors a vacuum” to scheduling meetings.
- List what you should schedule during your maximum productivity hours.
- Explain how you should manage your calendar during the busiest time of the year.