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    Entries in meetings (35)

    Sunday
    Sep222019

    Continue to cause damage - or decide you’ll make a difference

    I’ve been posting this week on how being a leader who has contemporary facilitation skills is a huge advantage in today's workplace.

    The time we waste in dull/boring/ineffective meetings should be enough of an incentive to make change!

    Massive productivity gains are made when leaders know how to lead engaging, inspiring and productive meetings that get work done AND protect people’s self esteem so they stay engaged.

    You can change culture by changing how you run meetings, workshops, consultations and conversations.

    But damage is done to people in meetings when they're treated poorly, ignored, interrupted, excluded, forgotten, shut down.

    It’s not on them to ‘speak up’; it’s on you to extend your leadership capability to include people, elicit information and contributions, helping to make work easier.

    Facilitation is a life skill to be developed, not a simple skill to read a few articles about.

    Do you commit to putting facilitation on your professional development agenda?

    The difference you'll make will be immeasurable; the damage to people otherwise could be extreme. 

    Sunday
    Sep222019

    The clichés of average facilitation 

    Despite all the advice on how to lead better meetings, we still see many behaviours and clichés that stop, block and slow group progress.

    By using a cliché or common saying we might be trying to make things happen quicker.

    But some clichés cause problems. They can kill collaboration, smash diversity and slow up progress. Usually the reverse of what we’re aiming to do!

    Here are 10 workshop & meeting clichés I see and hear way too often:

    1. Would you take the notes please (insert woman's name)

    2. I hear what you’re saying but...

    3. Let’s car park it

    4. Let’s take it offline

    5. What do others think?

    6. We need to move on

    7. Are we all in agreement then?

    I know I promised 10 clichés but there are only 8 because...

    8. We've run out of time! Leader as Facilitator: whether it's a leadership position, title, role or responsibility, or a mindset and way of working, leaders have incredible opportunities to build engagement, gather diverse views and get important work done via facilitation.

    Avoid clichés. Keep conversations going, building engagement - be anti-cliché.

    Wednesday
    Sep182019

    We’ve all experienced ‘average' facilitation 

    Facilitation: someone at the front of room, leading a meeting/workshop, helping make things easier. (Whether it's the right definition or not isn't what this is about.)

    My point is: there's an abysmal standard of facilitation in workplaces today.

    You might think it’s not ‘that bad' or workshops you’ve attended have been mostly ok.

    Not so quick. Know that facilitation is something you learn: like making an omelette, riding a horse, flying a kite. You’re not born with facilitation skills, you learn. It's not long at work before we experience average facilitation.

    Think of all the sh*tful meetings you’ve been in.

    Meetings that:

    😖ran over time

    🤯were dull and disengaging

    😠achieved few outcomes

    🤢were dominated by a few/same voices

    😱were unsafe or awkward ... the list goes on.

    Bad workplace meetings contribute to bad workplaces and working environments. They're time wasting, energy-draining, enthusiasm-robbing ... feeding cynicism, negativity and disengagement.

    Yuk!

    If you're a leader or want to be, it starts with you at every meeting.

    You can learn contemporary facilitation skills. Then you won't lead sh*tful meetings. 

    Sunday
    Aug112019

    Premature solution giving. 

    When we’re thinking or talking in a meeting and someone jumps in with ’the solution’... Ta da! Big fanfare! Once they’ve spoken it’s as if no other solutions are welcome or matter.

    The problem isn’t the person jumping in with the solution. They’ve had an idea and they’ve said it. Good on them!

    The issue is with the meeting leader. 'Premature solution giving' is an example of what happens when meetings don't have an effective process.

    I’m not talking about the agenda of the meeting, but the process or ‘way’ the meeting is happening.

    Designing a process is a contemporary facilitation capability that today’s ‘leader as facilitator’ needs, so they can:

    🌕 Create better and safer environments

    🌕 Lead more productive meetings

    🌕 Guide more effective team interactions

    🌕 Respond more swiftly when some sh*t goes down in a meeting. (That is, no sweeping it under the carpet or ‘parking’ it in a carpark flip chart).

    Learning the facilitation capability builds leadership confidence, boosts productivity and lifts psychological safety.

    Urgh! What else kills that feeling of safety in a meeting?

    Monday
    Jun032019

    Minutes are meaningless

    We still use an archaic 18th Century practice of capturing ‘little notes’ or minutes in our meetings ... in our 21st Century workplaces made up of 21st Century people.

    It's crazy. We're still using 18th Century meeting procedures too!

    Tired old structures and systems that slow things down, put us to sleep and carve away at interest and engagement. Those old style meetings don’t make sense. And neither do the minutes from those meetings.

    It’s time to make a cultural change in how you make sense of information in meetings. Taking, making and sharing minutes is an utter waste of time, an activity bottleneck and a momentum killer. In meetings, don't just document decisions - the act of making sense involves more than this.

    Minutes are dead and distract us from the real work. (Ok unless you need them legally e.g. a board meeting or committee that votes or decides and minutes are evidence of that decision, yes fine have them then!) And here's to the poor souls who type them up to circulate them to people who will never read them. This week I'm posting on sensemaking.

    And minutes don't make sense!