Standup Meetings Help Build Transparency

HR Bartender

There are only three types of meetings : informational meetings, problem solving meetings, and feedback meetings. One of the most effective types of informational meetings is the standup meeting. I’m not opposed to long meetings, as long as they’re needed.

Workforce Management Resolutions for 2016

HRchitect

Is your current solution meeting your company’s needs? 2016 could be the right time to revamp your current solution or adopt a Workforce Management (WFM) solution if you answered yes to any of these questions. Written by: Erica Niesse.

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Use These 4 Question Types To Facilitate More Effective Meetings

15Five

People hate meetings… and for good reason. But meetings don’t have to be that way. For example, one-on-one meetings between managers and employees are vital and should never be skipped. Facilitating an effective meeting is not always an easy task.

The 2016 #FLSA Overtime Changes: What #HR Needs to Know

HR Bartender

The effective date of the new rules is December 1, 2016. The 2016 #FLSA Overtime Changes: Here’s What #HR Needs to Know Click To Tweet. That may mean preparing bullet points for your managers if HR cannot handle every meeting.

The Guide To Holding Remote Team Meetings That Aren’t A Total Waste Of Time

15Five

Remote meetings can be terrible. On the upside, meetings are helpful for teams to stay connected, brainstorm, improve productivity , and get help with what they’re working on. Since team meetings will always be a necessity, here are some tips to ensure they’re not painful: Be Prepared.

Our Top Takeaways From Culture Summit 2016

Reflektive

Josh Levine⚡️ (@akajoshlevine) August 18, 2016. He says managers should start one-on-one meetings with questions like “How is your family” or “What’s the latest on ?” Elina Razdobarina (@gotprojects) August 18, 2016.

HR Tech 2016: 2 Must-Attend Sessions and 5 Tips from Steve Boese

WorkHuman

How can attendees get the most out of HR Tech 2016? HR leaders should always strive to use technology to not just make things more efficient or reduce costs, but to help employees meet their professional goals and aspirations.

Can You Bring Your Mother To a Meeting With #HR – Ask HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Employees often get very nervous when asked to a private meeting with human resources or their supervisor. Can you have someone sit in on a meeting between you and your supervisor? Sometimes employers claim employees did or said certain things in meetings that resulted in termination.

The Business Case for Making Your Meetings Matter

Future of Work

Are you frustrated by all the time you waste in lousy, boring, unproductive meetings? Now it’s time to dig into those two objectives to identify specific tactics you can embrace right now to improve your ROI on meetings. What does each meeting cost ? (as

11 Small Business Tips for an Epic Annual Meeting

ExactHire HR Trends

One of my favorite instances of this benefit is the annual ExactHire company meeting. Having at least six of these yearly meetings under our belt now, I can say we’ve definitely improved our efficiency and meeting outcomes over the years.

3 Signs You’re Not Talking Enough in Meetings (And How To Stop Being That Person)

HR Bartender

I ran across this article on The Muse titled “ 3 Signs You’re Talking Way Too Much in Meetings (and How to Stop Being that Person).” Yes, it’s possible to not talk enough during meetings. When you’re invited to a meeting, it’s because people want you to share your thoughts.

Making Your Meetings Better: The Business Case for a Fix

Future of Work

What is it worth to make your meetings both more efficient and more effective? Imagine this: a team of 10 well-paid professionals holds a one-hour status/progress meeting every Monday. And it’s only considering meeting efficiency improvements.

One Meeting, Two Meetings, Short Meetings, Few Meetings

WorqIQ

Here are some stats that will shock you: The average American employee attends 62 meetings per month, half of which are described by those same workers as a “total waste of time.” Read More» The post One Meeting, Two Meetings, Short Meetings, Few Meetings appeared first on Switch & Shift. Communication Leadership make meetings shorter meetings

5 Secrets of Successful One-On-One Meetings

TLNT: The Business of HR

One clear distinction between engaged and disengaged organizations is the fact that they are more likely to hold regular one-on-one meetings. Coaching & Mentoring Meetings Talent Management Featured

Is This Meeting Necessary?

Future of Work

There is no question that the future of work is centered around meetings. Meetings are the way people share ideas, learn from each, collaborate to produce new knowledge, solve problems, and make decisions. That’s why I am on a crusade to make every meeting matter.

Three Steps for Increasing Your Meetings ROI

Future of Work

Over the last several weeks I have been exploring several basic ways to improve your organizational ROI for meetings. Last week I talked about two complementary approaches to improving meeting efficiency: Holding fewer meetings. Conducting shorter meetings.

Back to Basics: Making Your Meetings More Effective

Future of Work

I’ve been studying and writing about organizational meetings for years. But I haven’t spent enough time discussing why making meetings matter is so important. In other words, what is the business case for changing the way you design and lead meetings? Improving Meeting Outcomes.

Four Questions to Protect Yourself from Bad Meetings

Future of Work

I’ve been writing about meetings and how to make them better for months. And, as you know, I even wrote a book about making meetings matter (available on Amazon.com at this link – contact me directly for volume discounts). How will we spend our time during the meeting?

Making Every Meeting Matter: The First Step

Future of Work

The first step in making your meetings and other conversations matter is to be more intentional about them. So let’s focus on formal meetings. Every meeting you set up and hold consumes scarce corporate resources – time and money. Why are you calling the meeting?

The Business Case for Making Your Meetings Matter (Part Three)

Future of Work

Over the last two weeks, in “ Back to Basics: Making Your Meetings More Effective ,” and “ The Business Case for Making Your Meetings Matter (Part Two) ,” I have been sharing several basic ideas for improving your organizational ROI for meetings. Conduct shorter meetings.

Making Meetings Matter: Leading from Anywhere

Future of Work

Recently I’ve been offering tips and techniques for making meetings more productive – and more popular. Like so many other aspects of orchestrating a conversation, your effectiveness as a meeting participant depends more on your mindset and resulting tone of voice than anything else.

Making YOUR Meetings Matter

Future of Work

My new book, Making Meetings Matter: How Smart Leaders Orchestrate Powerful Conversations in the Digital Age , just became available on Amazon.com , and I am in a giddy celebratory mode. If you haven’t noticed already I am more than passionate about making meetings matter.

How to Hire Someone You’ll Never Meet in Person

CultureIQ

Hire someone you’ll never meet in person with these top tips! The post How to Hire Someone You’ll Never Meet in Person appeared first on CultureIQ. When you’re considering possible candidates for a position, what exactly are you looking for?

Managing The Odd Person In The Meeting

TheHRBlog

You are in a important meeting debriefing the team about how to win the next big contract and here you have a team member who is asking stupid questions or reducing the depth of thought by cracking jokes, what do you do? Co-workers Feedback Leadership Tips For Managers How to manage a team meeting How to manage troublesome colleagues in meetings How to shut down a team distractor How to stop someone from interupting team meetings

Getting Strategic in 2016

HR Daily Advisor

Yet because strategic efforts are not regulated by mandatory compliance standards or new laws taking effect January 1, 2016, you may find it a bit more difficult to identify and narrow down strategic areas to tackle. So, “decrease employee turnover by 5% by December 31, 2016.”.

Making Meetings Matter: An Overview

Future of Work

Are you frustrated by all the unfocused, boring meetings you have to sit through? Do the meetings you attend produce lasting solutions to the challenges you face? Or do you and your staff waste precious hours at work sitting through meetings that don’t seem to matter?

Getting Strategic in 2016

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday we heard from BLR® Senior Legal Editor Holly Jones, JD, who had some excellent tips on getting your goals strategically oriented for 2016. Just don’t let the lack of a dedicated strategic team or years of strategic expertise keep you from trying something new in 2016.

Dear Strategy, Meet Execution!

Betterworks

Plans tend to focus on improving process and not empowering people: To make strategic planning more relevant, many companies have to have additional meetings to get people aligned and then model and run scenario analyses.

Don’t Wait Any Longer to Make Every Meeting Matter

Future of Work

Fall is a time of conferences, annual budgeting and planning meetings, and lots and lots of other in-house meetings now that everyone is back from the beaches, the mountains, the tennis courts, and the golf courses. Yet meetings remain overwhelmingly frustrating for most of us.

how to appear smart in meetings

Ask a Manager

The following is an excerpt from Sarah Cooper’s new book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings , which I read and thought was so hilarious that I sought permission to share some of it here. Order your own copy of 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings !

5 Resources For Being a Better Manager in 2016

HR Bartender

If you’re looking for 1-2 things to focus on in 2016, let me offer a handful of suggestions. The Only 3 Reasons to Hold a Business Meeting. There are only three reasons to hold a business meeting. Managers are going to have their hands full in 2016.

Making Meetings Matter: Distributed Leadership

Future of Work

Last week I offered ten tips for making a meeting flow smoothly (“ 10 Tips for Leading Meetings That Matter ”). They were clearly directed at meeting leaders who have responsibilities for designing, convening, and directing meetings. Still not better, close the meeting.

6 culture trends to watch for in 2016

O.C. Tanner

As we looked at research and insights from last year we saw several trends that will impact your initiatives for 2016. For more insights and a complete breakdown of the six culture trends for 2016, download the report. What creates cultural success?

Virtual Implementation Teams are Better than Ever – Part 2

HRchitect

It’s a lot easier to schedule a series of short, productive remote meetings than it is to physically get everyone in the same room for full days. Are remote meetings productive? But aren’t those just symptoms of a poorly run meeting? Written by: Bill Buttimer.

TED Talk Tuesday: How to Stop the Plague of Pointless Meetings

Cornerstone On Demand

This post is part of our monthly TED Talk Tuesday serie s, spotlighting can't-miss TED Talks and their key takeaways. You can learn more about our partnership with TED here