Not only is the average business meeting boring it is also not that productive. If it were possible to give all the business workers around the world exit polls as they left their weekly or daily meetings it would show how unsatisfied they are with the entire process and how little value it creates. Why is this so and how is it possible to make your business meetings more productive? Well, in this article we will answer that question for you. Hopefully, by reading this article you’ll be able to optimize your meetings to make them more productive and useful to your company.
One reason why business meetings are not productive is because they’re not properly organized, they don’t utilize workers enough and they are not energetic. One of the most common complaints about business meetings is that they are so low value. The things that are talked about in the conclusions that are made are things that could have been done via email. And it seems like they never saw any of the bigger issues that are at play. So the first thing to improve business meetings and to make business meetings more productive is to make sure that you’re targeting the right information, things that are very important, getting your staff involved in making sure that they have a say.
Business meetings should also be data driven. What do we mean by that? It should be about real problems, real things, real optimizations and things that have an objective metric to them. In this day and age of big data, there’s no excuse to have meetings around beliefs versus about realities. Don’t get us wrong there should be belief type meetings that build the corporate culture, who you are and where you’re going but your average meeting truly needs to be about things that truly matter to your company. Things that affect your profit, things that affect how people work, things that are based around solving real problems. The reason why workers hate meeting so much and why executives hate them too is because you really do not get anything done. If you focus on more data-driven information and the type of problem solving that can come from that meetings will be more useful. It would keep you from wasting time and it will improve your company across the board.
A lot of companies have meetings just to have them. They believe that if you’re in business you need to have a meeting but in this digital age, people hate having their time wasted. Why have a meeting if what is going to be discussed can be handled on another platform such as email, such as Skype, such as a text message? Stop wasting people’s time because wants to get to those meetings and they realize how low value to our and how inconsequential they are they are going to have any energy and they’re not going to pay attention. If you have to have meetings make sure that they are real things and that is how you will have the greatest impact and how your meetings will be productive.