What is the ROI of a Meeting? Black Belts, Certifications in measurement, SAP Experience, Create Efficiencies – When is the last time or the first time anyone in your organization ever discussed the actual ROI of holding a meeting?
Everyone is really into measuring and looking to trim this process or that division. Why are meetings not cancelled? Odds are with less meetings some of the conference room space might be utilized for more productive efforts as well.
It seems to me there are numerous meetings which are held on certain days of the week and certain times of the week simply because – Get Ready For It! – that is what we have always done! In fact, it has always been a lever of status and power to be able to be in the room for the ‘meeting’. What a bunch of ……!
Time – every single person and their time can never be purchased back once wasted, re-used once spent – it is gone forever!
Take a look at your own calendar and add up how many meetings you were involved in over the last thirty days. How much time was spent in these meetings – the overall total? What exactly was produced from attending and holding these meetings?
Here is my point – either obtain help from an expert and have them show your organization how to run efficient and effective meetings or bring in an expert to run your meetings for your organization and for them to determine alongside your leadership Team which meetings have an ROI and which meetings are really a waste of time for too many people. http://mitchtublin.com/request-call-with-mitch
Meanwhile here are three tips you should put into use right now.
First is the purpose for the meeting, the agenda, plus any issues or questions which may be brought up in response once sent out – this should be emailed to all meeting participants a few days prior to the meeting.
Second is every meeting must begin with a statement of the purpose of the meeting and the intended end time, for all participants to have their devices turned off and for everyone to remain through until the end of the meeting. Anyone leaving early will be assigned the first set of actions items to be done and held accountable to complete them on time.
Third is action steps. As you read in the Second tip, every meeting will conclude with specific action steps with a name or names attached to complete the action, with a date and a time attached and another person to hold the person or persons accountable.
Are there more tips to running more efficient and effective meetings – ABSOLUTELY! Do these three first and come back and let me know how you are making out.
Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified coach, business consultant and speaker based in Stamford, CT.