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3 Keys to Great Meetings
How much time are you wasting in unproductive meetings?
According to research by project- and issue-tracking software company Atlassian, 47 percent of workers say meetings are the biggest time-waster of their work week. But sometimes people have to get together to get things done. How can you fight the inefficiency and run more productive meetings?
Sean Monahan, creative director at L.A.’s Westside Corporate Creativity, works with dozens of leading companies to help them improve productivity and employee engagement through the application of improvisation principles. In this video, Sean offers three keys to improving the way we lead and participate in meetings.
The third one is to just get people focused on building on each other's ideas, because if they can do that, if the meeting can be about us having energy around sharing opinions and ideas, and it's about the ideas, then we can avoid the pitfall of, "Here's what I think," "No, here's what I think," and now suddenly we're fighting and not getting anywhere.
So in your next meeting, if you just remember three bullet points, and that's set expectations at the top, focus on energy and the energy in the room and making it positive, and really focus on building on each other's ideas.
Sean Monahan is a co-owner of M.i. Productions (parent company of the nationally renowned Mission iMPROVable and M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater) and a Senior Instructor for Business Improvisations who travels the country leading works...
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