If you’re running one of the largest companies in the world, making sure that your day doesn’t get hijacked by pointless meetings is a process that has to be refined to an artform.
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, has whittled down his ‘meeting processes’ to three simple rules:
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“As a leader, a lot of your job is to make (those) people successful. It’s less about trying to be successful (yourself), and more about making sure you have good people and your work is to remove that barrier, remove roadblocks for them so that they can be successful in what they do.” – Sundar Pichai, CEO Google (SOURCE)
Management processes for everything from giving employees feedback to running effective meetings are part of the tricks of the trade that Google has shared with the world at large.
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“I don’t spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems.” ~ Elon Musk
No one wants to attend a meeting just to listen to someone, namely you, talking in a seemingly endless monologue. That defeats the entire purpose of most meetings, and the purpose of most teams. Dealing with issues, solving problems, and other purposeful results are the point of good meetings.
The situation becomes worse if you’re dominating the meeting and you are the most senior person in the room. With that power dynamic in play, there are few who will engage.
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Video conferencing is the method of choice for many companies that want to host virtual meetings with staff and teams. They save time and money and, if handled correctly, can be very impactful to a business’ bottom line.
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Does the notion of yet another endless Monday morning, untimed, no-agenda meeting with your team, group or department make you shudder? It should. Talk to any executive or corporate team member and you will likely hear about five meeting sins that come up again and again. If you want your team to tune in, these meeting sins should be avoided at all costs!
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There’s an old joke among people in the business world: “Let’s have a meeting about having meetings.” Certainly, there are times when meetings feel not only unproductive, but totally pointless. There’s no agenda, no scope, no way to reel in the talker who won’t stop talking about something that isn’t even on the agenda, which doesn’t exist anyway.
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