As part of the VINJONES Discussions, use this video at the start of your meeting to discuss what parts of your team you should control, and which you should allow to be should self-managed.
A life without meetings. Realistic? No, but what about a life without unnecessary or drawn out meetings?
Imagine, if you will, a meeting where people are struggling to stay awake. They are there in person, but not in spirit. This is the opposite of employee engagement. For many of you, it won’t be hard to imagine this meeting because you are about to go into it.
Let’s reclaim the precious time.
As part of the VINJONES Discussions, use this video at the start of your meeting to discuss – oddly enough – the validity of not only that meeting, but all other meetings.
Are they necessary?
What can make them more effective?
What is the purpose of that meeting next Tuesday?
Can the goal be accomplished in another way?
What meetings could we do without?
Which meeting is no longer relevant?
If you feel you are going to go into one of “those” meetings that will waste your time, do you have the power to skip it without retribution?
All you need to do is show this video at the beginning of your meeting and start the discussion. Give a chance for your team to open up and be honest. You will be amazed at what they come up with.
As part of the Employee Engagement Design method, we interview employees. I could do this 10,000 times and I will always be amazed at what I learn.
Recently I was interviewing an employee of a company as part of an effort to understand their current culture. He was one of hundreds of engineers who have been labeled as introverts. He said that anything we do must take into account that fact that we are dealing with many introverts because they respond differently to company initiatives.
When he said this, a little devious thought came in my mind....
Upping our game.
It's almost out! I have recorded six of these and am having so much fun with my guests! They know their stuff and are great people and I am excited to share them with you!
Do you see the tide shifting? Are you reading and hearing about how we are focused less on WHAT we do and more on WHY we do it? Less on PRODUCTIVITY and more on PEOPLE?
Here are some articles pointing that way. Not only on the need, but also on examples of those who are doing it.
- Organizational ConsultantOrganizational Strategy, 2008 - present
- Integra Telecom
- Boise State UniversityM.S. Instructional & Performance Technology, 2011
- University of OregonB.S. Business Administration, emphasis in Finance, 1998
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