Use These 4 Question Types To Facilitate More Effective Meetings


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


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. This goes for any meeting. A remote team meeting is only as effective as the tools you use.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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 at this link – contact me directly for volume discounts). How will we spend our time during the meeting?

How Banning Email Can Boost Productivity And Work Satisfaction

Get Hppy

Email is hurting our productivity and our well-being. That equals to hours of lost productivity per day. Not only does email make you less productive, it also increases your stress level. The participants themselves even said they felt more relaxed and productive without email.

93% of Workers Are Least Productive… At Work?


If this sounds intriguing, I’ve written fairly extensively on the topic if you want to explore: How to Implement a ROWE Flexible Schedule Policy vs Core Business Hours Analytics and Business Accountability Employee Productivity Management (Video) People Least Productive in the Office The title for this post reflects the latest FlexJobs survey , which shows that just 7% of workers think they are most productive in the office. General Productivity ROWE

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.

Increase Productivity with Fewer Meetings and More Feedback

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

We’re actually referring to the countless meetings your whole team sits through to hear the same thing over and over again and the wasted time each of them experiences by sitting in a meeting that’s not going anywhere. Read: Analyze This: Workforce Productivity.

Beliefs, Deadlines and Productivity Measurements

The People Equation

Here are three questions my friends asked, and Hyrum’s answers: How do our beliefs inhibit our productivity? Will the results of that behavior meet my needs over time? How do you stay productive when you don’t have a deadline? Personal Effectiveness Hyrum Smith Productivity

The Difference between Employee Performance and Productivity


We often tend to be confused when it comes to making the distinction between employee performance and productivity. While productivity management comes down to HR management systems, performance management actually is a tool that can be used to rollout the overall corporate strategy. his or her output), we should employ the term of “efficiency” Depending on the nature of work an employee performs, his or her productivity can be determined in various ways.

Dear Strategy, Meet Execution!


60% of outperforming companies collaborate with customers to determine product strategy, according to IBM. . New Features Product business strategy google hr human resources KPI strategic execution strategy

Technology Trends: Nir Eyal Discusses the Future of Habit Forming Products


How can you build a great habit-forming product that customers will return to repeatedly? What does the future of product design look like? Great products closely couple external and internal triggers. Inspiration employee feedback nir eyal product design technology technophobi

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?

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?

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.

6 Tips for More Productive Meetings


With a few simple steps, you can have more productive meetings that leave participants energized and ready to take action

Using Technology to Improve Engagement and Boost Productivity

Get Hppy

With recent technology advancements, organizations are finding new ways to improve engagement and create a productive atmosphere at the office. The post Using Technology to Improve Engagement and Boost Productivity appeared first on Hppy.

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 , 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


Hire someone you’ll never meet in person with these top tips! This question is designed to find out how a job candidate can help maintain his focus and productivity when there isn’t a micromanaging boss hovering over him at his desk.

Hate Meetings? That’s Because You’re Doing Them Wrong


At least 30 percent of the time spent in meetings is wasted, according to 2,000 managers surveyed by Industry Week. A similar survey of executives by 3M Meeting Network put that number at up to 50 percent. Meetings have become the bane of companies across the country.

Five Simple Rules for Making Distributed Meetings more Effective

Future of Work

Most of us today spend more time in meetings with people who are somewhere else than we do with our colleagues down the hall. And while most of the “rules” for leading face-to-face meetings also apply equally well to distributed meetings, the situation is clearly different.

Busyness Is Not Productiveness


As I met with people, I notices how busy they were, their calendars were filled from the morning to evening with meetings, many had multiple meetings scheduled concurrently. I became curious about the number of meetings and their “busyness.”

Help Your Team Be More Productive with these 4 Tips

The People Equation

If you asked your team members what saps their productivity, what would they say? They’d probably mention unnecessary meetings, interruptions or poor communications, right? If someone comes to you with a request for improving their productivity, back them up.

Take coffee breaks with your team to improve productivity


Time-waster or productivity booster? The relaxed, informal atmosphere of a coffee break sets the stage for a comfortable, casual setting for people to socialize in, as well as to conduct informal “meetings” to discuss problems and brainstorm new approaches and ideas.

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?

Four Questions to Ask About All Those Meetings

Future of Work

I’ve said it many times: meetings are the very heart of the future of work. Meetings are the way knowledge workers learn, communicate, problem-solve, create, share ideas, influence others, and inspire. But how effective are the meetings you participate in, or lead?

Which Leadership Archetypes Make Employees Want To Quit?


Studies show that psychological abuse impacts productivity, and that the behavior is often mimicked by employees when communicating with peers. Whether this is via email, feedback software , or the indispensable one on one meeting , communication is vital.

Confessions Of A CEO: 5 Lessons To Improve Organizational Health At Your Company


Make your values easily rememberable and reiterate them during meetings and interactions. They value engineering, customer research, product development and all the other SalesLoft teams that are building a world class product. Mistake #4 – Lousy Meeting Rhythms.

Virtual Implementation Teams are Better than Ever – Part 2


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.