How to Keep Your Virtual Meetings Efficient and Productive

Thrive Global

But even with technology to keep us connected and productive , collaborating with teammates over instant messenger and keeping meetings focused over video conferences can be challenging. Otherwise, I ask to be briefed on the meeting output in an email afterwards.”.

Kim Cameron On Mastering Your 1-on-1 Meetings

15Five

Research shows that quality 1-on-1 meetings — those indispensable conversations between managers and employees — are a huge factor! The business impact of highly effective 1-on-1 meetings. • This meeting is not an annual appraisal. It’s not a quarterly meeting.

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How To Have Transformational 1-on-1 Meetings With Your Employees

15Five

Did you know employees are three times more likely to be engaged at work if they have managers who hold regular meetings with them? While many managers do hold 1-on-1 meetings with their direct reports, it’s far too common that they are rushed, tactical, and transactional.

Employee Wellness: Give Your Employees Options

HR Bartender

We haven’t updated our furniture in a while – well, except for my Herman Miller office chair – and we think we’re due. Whether you have two, ten, hundreds, or thousands of employees, not everyone will be equally productive using the same desk or chair.

Your Blueprint for Employee Performance Meetings

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is an excerpt from my book, “ Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers.” Employee performance meetings happen all the time in business. We’re not talking about meetings that address employee discipline or terminations.

Resources for Feedback, Productive Meetings, Leadership and Career

The People Equation

I covered meetings, giving feedback to a colleague and reviewed a total of nine books on popular HR and Leadership themes such as employee engagement, organizational culture, and establishing a thriving career. People love to hate meetings.

How To Make Your One On One Meetings More Effective

15Five

One on One Meetings are one of the most important tools available to managers, and they are instrumental to running a successful company. Those conversations have to happen at the level of the one on one meeting. One on one meetings help avoid spontaneous management combustion.

How to Hold Productive and Enjoyable Meetings

Bonusly

Just as you’re approaching peak productivity, a calendar reminder blinks onto the middle of your screen: MEETING IN 5 MINUTES. You sigh and head to the conference room, knowing you’re in for another unnecessary meeting. Why Meetings are a Drain. Why Meetings are Important.

Super Meetings: More Effective, Productive, And Collaborative

SuccessFactors

The core strategy team arrives in the meeting room. The boss is already anxious and stressed out—for this is a crucial meeting that will define the future of his unit. Needless to say, this was a totally ineffective, mismanaged and unproductive meeting—and everyone knows it.

Super Meetings: More Effective, Productive, And Collaborative

SuccessFactors

The core strategy team arrives in the meeting room. The boss is already anxious and stressed out—for this is a crucial meeting that will define the future of his unit. Needless to say, this was a totally ineffective, mismanaged and unproductive meeting—and everyone knows it.

5 Meditation Techniques to Improve Employee Wellness and Productivity

Career Metis

So, the wellness of employees is paramount in forging a strong and successful organization. The employee wellness industry is today a $40 billion industry. And many of the top companies have developed unique employee wellness programs to keep their workforce healthy and productive.

How To Foster A Thriving Team Via Better Meetings: An Interview With Mamie Kanfer Stewart

15Five

Meetings are tricky things. When done poorly, they can dissolve productivity and cost your company significantly. Better meetings can facilitate innovation and improve your organizational culture. How can the learnings from effective team meetings translate into action?

How Employee Wellness Programs Boost Productivity

15Five

Wellness can be defined as the active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. But for employees to perform well, they must be well. The Wellness and Performance Connection. Getting On Board with Wellness.

Meetings: The First 15 Minutes Matter

All Things Workplace

Meetings offer a perfect example. I was working with a VP who started off her 3-day, first quarter meeting with a 20 minute introduction. As a result of meals, breaks, and small group sessions, everyone knew everyone else pretty darned well by 6 p.m. HR Leadership Meetings

Meeting Healthcare Needs with Advanced Scheduling

nettime solutions

has been a hot topic for some time with congressional showdowns, insecurity around costs, and the steps that providers and organizations take to meet the rising tide of need. And of course, there will always be people who want a career that pays well. Healthcare in the U.S.

Running a Successful Virtual Meeting

Professional Alternatives

With companies rushing to set up remote arangements for employees working from home, there has been a drastic drop off of in-person meetings. While the need for communicating with co-workers remains steady, more and more businesses are turning to virtual meetings.

The Only 3 Reasons to Hold a Business Meeting

HR Bartender

Business meetings are the bane of our professional lives. According to The Muse, managers spent between 35 – 50% of their time in meetings. You might be saying, the answer to this is get rid of meetings. I doubt that meetings are going away. That’s a meeting.

Keeping Your People Connected And Productive While Working Remotely

15Five

Whether you’ve worked at home for years or are just making the transition, now is the time to commit to certain behaviors that will ensure the entire team stays productive and connected. These can be agile practices for productivity, like scrums, retrospectives, and debriefs.

What is “Fitness Snacking,” and Can It Really Help Productivity?

Criteria Corp

Not only does exercise boost immunity , but it is also shown to reduce stress and even improve productivity. A new study has shown that short bouts of exercise can be just as beneficial as longer workouts, so long as you meet the 150 minutes of recommended physical activity each week.

9 Productivity Hacks for Software Developers

Career Metis

Did you know that on average, a developer gets to have only two hours of completely productive sessions in a day? Though such people do exist the programmers you and I would meet, on an everyday basis, are nothing like them. So, how do you improve the productivity of your developers?

Employee Well-being Needs to Include Retirement Plans

HR Bartender

Thinking about and planning for retirement can have a huge impact on well-being. Should HR consider retirement planning a part of their well-being programs? The well-being programs of the future will achieve greater results by focusing on all five of the elements I mentioned.

The Only One On One Meeting Checklist You Will Ever Need

15Five

“I’m so sorry, I need to reschedule our one on one meeting again.”. Managers can often shy away from these meetings because they don’t know how to structure them or how to have difficult conversations. Before the One on One Meeting. The Meat of the Meeting.

5 Types of Meetings Remote Teams Need to Hold

Career Metis

Despite awesome tools like as Zoom, Skype or Hangouts, remote teams still struggle on deciding when to meet and what subjects to cover and companies bemoan the loss of engagement opportunities for their employees. 1) Meet-and-greet Sessions. 2) Mentorship meeting.

A Handful Of Expert Tips To Sustainably Increase Workplace Productivity

15Five

Over the last few years, employee productivity has become one of those ubiquitous business buzzwords like company culture and employee engagement. I can tell you that when we share posts on social media, the ones dealing with productivity outperform the others by a wide margin.

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.

EPIC Meetings: New Best Practices for Virtual Teams

EngagementMultiplier

“Epic” may seem like an overstatement, but bear with us: it’s a handy shorthand for describing the core tenets of our meetings: Energy, Purpose, Insights, and Connection. EPIC Meetings ( ). Here’s how EPIC Meetings work, and how to make them work for your team.

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.

How to Boost Team Meeting Productivity

Business2Community Leadership

Make your meetings more productive by designing them to bring out the best in everyone. How many of the meetings you attended in the past week were as productive as you would have liked? Meetings, whether team or one-on-one, are often designed around a template or whatever feels most appropriate to the team manager. Design Your Meetings for Maximum Engagement. Below are the two most common meetings: 1) Team and Project Meetings and 2) One-on-one meetings.

The Truth About Productivity

Thrive Global

We have an obsession with productivity, not only as a measure of our collective progress as a society, industry or business, but also as a measure of self-worth for the individual professional. There is a difference between working a lot and being productive. The Space To Be Well.

Which Meetings to Skip When Working From Home

Thrive Global

If you and your company shifted to remote work in the last few weeks, you’ve probably felt the urge to add meetings to your schedule to make up for the lack of unplanned face-to-face interactions that happen in the office. Avoid meetings about simple topics.

eBook Preview: Employee Onboarding Meets Your Overall Management Strategy

15Five

Including onboarding as part of performance management enhances the employee experience , which in turn improves retention and helps to create a more productive and connected workforce. Once they get clearance, someone shows them to their department, but the manager is in a meeting. •

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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.

Why Meetings Matter

Future of Work

“A meeting is an indispensable tool – if you don’t want to get anything done.” The beauty of the way knowledge-based organizations operate is that the more engaged – and the more respected – workers are, the more productive they are, and the happier their customers are as well.

All well and good: From wellness to well-being

HR Times

The move to expand traditional wellness programs into more holistic well-being programs is more than just “the right thing to do” to help employees manage their personal and professional stress; it can also create significant business value. From wellness to well-being.

3 Steps to More Strategic Meetings

HR Ringleader

I’ve been thinking about meetings. Now that I am back in a corporate role, where my day is mostly filled with meetings, the importance of setting boundaries and understanding how to handle delicate situations is even more critical. Provide a clear meeting purpose.

5 Tips to Improve Well-Being at Work

Achievers - Recruiting

Well-being at work is no longer a trend, but a priority. Corporate wellness programs and employee engagement initiatives are not new players on the field of retention. Yet, something seems to be missing for employees to be happy, motivated, and productive at work.

Sales Meeting Hacks During COVID

Thrive Global

Has anyone ever been excited about attending a sales meeting? Now try convincing your sales team to get pumped about an upcoming meeting during a pandemic. Thankfully, you can use the following hacks to ensure that your meetings will be fruitful and worth their time.

Wellness & Wellness Programs for Employee Engagement

EmployeeConnect

If we’re to assume that someone with no prior knowledge to what a “wellness program” is, I’d say their guess at it is something to do with helping you live longer. When we talk about wellness programs in the workplace environment, the type of keywords that should appear should be yoga classes, weight loss programs or even health screening check-ups. These keywords in a brief nutshell is what a wellness program entails.

30% of scheduled meetings never happen, and it's costing employers

Workplace Diva

meeting. Welcome to the age of the "ghost meeting", where a meeting room is booked, but no one shows up. Even more, companies with 250 employees are wasting $24,000 each year on ghost meetings that never happen. via GIPHY All these faux meetings impact the bottom line.

Working from Home Increases Productivity

Auxillium West

In general Microsoft found that productivity increased as a result of WFH: Meeting length changed organically from 60-minutes to 30-minutes. Meetings shifted from morning to late afternoon. Social meetings increased 10% and 1-1 with other employees increased 18%. Employee Wellness HR Software COVID-19 HRnetSource WFHMicrosoft recently conducted a study that examined “how its employees were handling the myriad of changes related to working from home (WFH).”