What happens in meetings serves as a barometer of a company's leadership, strategy, and culture - so what do your meetings say about your company?
As a society, we have 11 million meetings a day. Of these meetings, around half are unproductive, costing an astounding $37bn a year.
Teams frequently over-rely on meetings as their primary collaboration tool for want of a better standard for judging when something should be a meeting. Compounding this problem, the meetings that should be good uses of time are often frequently ruined by a lack of planning, design and focus.
When you bring a group of individuals together for a specific discussion...
We built this program to address these challenges. We've seen attendees make rapid progress both in reducing meeting load and in making their remaining meetings more thoughtful, human-centered and effective. Our approach has helped thousands of leaders bring people together for worthwhile, meaningful conversations through the art and science of facilitation.
The program will help you to...
It includes a comprehensive set of custom-built workbooks and tools to help support ongoing changes.
It concludes with a group working session to map out the biggest challenges / opportunities around meetings in your organization. You'll work together to formulate action plans to address those areas.
Our Fix Your Meetings program is built from these individual workshops...
I found the psychological and behavioral insight into why conversations go the way they do really interesting. Learning how to help steer towards desired results was valuable. I also really liked the tool for self-awareness as a meeting participant. The facilitation was excellent. excellent, excellent! You really crushed all the training objectives.
Brodie A. - Director Of Product Development - Striking Distance Studios
This course is a must! It helped us gain clarity into why we are meeting, the purpose, and the HOW. I enjoyed the identification of who we need in meetings and the model for tracking the flow of conversations to net out to a common goal. I realize now that recurring meetings do not work and that we need to identify the most important stakeholders.
Patrick B. - Head of Talent Acquisition - Striking Distance Studios
The workshop was extremely well facilitated with many "meta" observations I take with me. A really great balance of being able to engage in abstract facilitation ideas and techniques while also demanding personal reflection on what real challenges I have in my day to day work. I really loved it and it's going to have an impact on my facilitation skills.
Fred G. - Learning & Development - Thoughtworks
I loved the practical side of this training - the exercises delivered in the context of our current meeting problems. The last exercise, in particular, was outstanding - where we did the meeting health check and then built an action plan to make changes. It was also valuable to learn about RACI matrices and the ways to get a well-defined, single purpose for a meeting. Also, the coaching and facilitation were outstanding.
Jorge J. - Director of Creative Engineering - Striking Distance Studios
Simple shifts in our routine patterns of interaction make it possible for everyone to be included, engaged, and unleashed in solving problems, driving innovation, and achieving extraordinary outcomes
Henry Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless