Have you ever worked for someone or a company where every time you found out you had a scheduled meeting with anyone, you just absolutely dreaded it? Have you ever sat down with your family to try and hammer out what you’re all going to do for Thanksgiving, or who’s giving who gifts this year for Christmas, and then found yourselves three hours later having accomplished none of the tasks you set out to?
Having a meeting at the SAME TIME every week, will not only show your team you mean business, but it will also help cut down on the “ got a minute” questions.
Well, you’re not alone! There are many out there who find it hard to conduct great meetings especially while managing a group of people! So if you’re trying to learn how to conduct a great meeting, and spend less time trying to herd a bunch of cats around (or how it may feel trying to get your team or family together sometimes) then hopefully this business coaching diary will be helpful for you.
If you want to meet with your team on a regular basis to discuss logistics, burning fires, or issues of the week. As well as huge success of your team members, then having a weekly meeting at the same time EVERY WEEK…yes let me say it louder for those in the back. Having a meeting at the SAME TIME every week, will not only show your team you mean business, but it will also help cut down on the “ got a minute” questions.
Every morning at Thrive, all the business coaching team meets together at 6 am and ask Clay and Jonathan Kelly any questions we may have regarding logistics, we ask questions on our client’s behalf. And guess what?!…. This meeting is the same time, every day, every week. No matter what! We know that if we have any success stories or problems we will be able to discuss them and find the solution within 24 hrs. Then every Friday morning at 8 am, the Elephant in the Room team of stylists and managers gets together and has their weekly meeting to go over numbers, hands-on training, and to celebrate those who’ve had any wins. This is also a time for us to address any issues.
Now the key to running a successful meeting is not only having it at the same time every day every week. But also sticking to and using the same agenda. This will allow the meeting to stay on course, without discussing one topic for too long. You have your agenda, or your road map to your destination, through all the important stops ( or topics ) you need to cover. It’s highly important that you start and end on time. If you do not start your meeting on time, it will send a clear message that it’s ok to NOT show up on time, or to be less engaged, on your phone, or even chatting away with a coworker. It’s also important that you end on time because you’ve got things to do! Even if you don’t have something that needs to be done right after, if you stay on time, and end exactly when you say you will, not only will your employees appreciate it, but now you have also built trust with your employees, as well as set expectations high that you keep your word, this allows you to discuss and get done everything on your agenda for your meeting.