Meetings are a part of our daily life in corporations, but have you been questioning the value of meetings? Some love meetings, others hate meetings. I came across some interesting statistics that I want to share with you.
- 55% of all meetings are dominated by one or two persons
- 32% of employees think that they can get sacked if they tell the truth in meetings
- 39% of decisions made are taken after the meeting is over
- 80% of discussions in meetings are about issues that people already agree upon
- The organizer of the meeting should make more people talk – not just one or two
- Create a culture of openness
- Have decision points in the meeting – and not leave it to until after the meeting, to decide
- Cut through and ask “Do we all agree on this? If so – we don’t have to debate this anymore”.
- Clarify the objective of the meeting. Is it for making decisions? Is it for informing people?