Engage Your Team with Productive Meetings

To enhance and encourage a culture of engagement, try implementing the following 5 tips at your next meeting:

  1. If you are the team’s formal leader and facilitating the meeting, stop! Changing the facilitator role from the team leader to another team member can create a different dynamic for team effectiveness and participation without limiting the role and authority a leader has to drive business results and engagement. 
  2. Rotate and distribute other meeting roles to encourage more participation and engagement in the meeting process by all meeting participants.
  3. Require preparation for the meeting to include pre-written or typed speaking points and adherence to utilizing pre-read material when necessary for timely discussion.
  4. Establish the expectation that meeting participants will speak for themselves to include status of actions, performance against metrics, etc.
  5. Be mindful of and work to overcome tacit group dynamics imbedded in the work climate, such as employee longevity, titles, physical choice of meeting seats, etc. which may impact participation/engagement in a meeting setting.

For more information on how to improve employee engagement and make your meetings more productive, visit our Meeting Misery page.

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