LET'S STOP MEETING LIKE THIS
Think meetings kill productivity? This book invites you to think again by introducing a new way to meet that brings people together for productive cross-functional and cross-generational collaboration. The authors, leading consultants Dick and Emily Axelrod, have field-tested this approach for thirty years, and they offer a flexible, repeatable process that's helped get real work done in thousands of meetings across all sorts of organizations. Its many users will never go back. Neither will you.
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Richard Axelrod, MBA
Emily Axelrod, MSW, MAT
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Just as a SMART phone does more than make phone calls, a SMART Meeting does more than start and end on time. SMART meetings: Increase collaboration Resolve critical business issues Spark creativity Spread collaboration Improve continuously The reason a SMART phone is able to do more than an ordinary phone is because it is designed […]
Recently I participated in a panel discussion with members of the Organization Design Forum’s Advisory Group of which I’m a member. Participating in this discussion were Stu Winby (President, Sapience Consulting), Sue Mohrman (Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California), Craig McGee (President, Solutions Consulting), Terri Hill (President of […]
You can only do one thing at a time. Despite your desire to multitask, you can only do one thing well at a time. Think distracted driving. Instead of enforcing an arbitrary ground rule like no cell phones, share this lesson from neuroscience with meeting participants. Then ask the group to discuss what they are […]
1. Unclear Purpose Meeting participants are unclear about the purpose of the meeting or what they want to accomplish. Before holding a meeting, ask yourself what you want to be different for yourself, the participants, and the organization as a result of holding this meeting. Make sure you share this purpose with the participants. If […]