Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Get buy-in and improve meetings─have the group evaluate the meeting
A recent survey by cloud-based presentation platform Prezi, in collaboration with the Harris Group, found that 46% of American workers admitted to texting, checking email or social media, browsing the web, or even falling asleep during a meeting. Besides being rude and showing a lack of social awareness, what could be the cause?
One thought? Lack of buy-in on the part of the group. Besides sending out a thorough agenda ahead of time, coming prepared and keeping the group focused, consider having the group fill out a brief evaluation just before leaving the meeting. If you act on their suggestions, it will give them buy-in. And, it will give you ideas for improving the next meeting.