YOUR TUESDAY TIP – MEET THE OXYGEN THIEF

Do you have an employee in your organization that uses the oxygen supply in the meeting room at a rate disproportionate to their contribution to the meeting? They never listen to anyone else, except in order to determine when it is next their turn to speak. This is a very critical thing for an Oxygen Thief, because their main interest is getting more of the air supply for themselves. If you have someone who derails your meetings by sucking up all of the airtime, you may have an Oxygen Thief.

Meetings often veer off-track and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems — and others like it — stem from poor or no agenda design. An effective agenda sets clear expectations for what needs to occur before and during a meeting. It helps team members prepare, allocates time wisely, quickly gets everyone on the same topic, and identifies when the discussion is complete.

LLearn how to develop your own meeting agenda requesting our Standard Meeting Agenda. Start by clicking below to identify the Oxygen Thief in your organizations!

HOW TO SPOT THE OXYGEN THIEF – VIDEO

“A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.”  
– Unknown