The goal of any team meeting is to share information, have valuable discussions and get everyone on the same page. However, surveys consistently show that employees feel meetings waste too much time that could be spent on more productive efforts.
Company leaders can combat this problem by prioritizing efficiency in any necessary meetings and eliminating unnecessary ones. Not sure where or how to start making cuts to the number of mandatory employee meetings you have?
Make sure you start with an objective for every meeting, then decide who to invite. Don’t invite people to meetings who won’t help further the objective of the meeting. Many people created a lot of meetings to stay connected during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is time to look at all of those and evaluate if they are needed. Redesign meetings to suit the new reality. A lot can be eliminated or streamlined. – Sandra Oliver, Impact-Coaches Inc.