Partnership & Possibilities: A Podcast on Leadership in Organizations
EPISODE 8: WHAT IF…?
“ The meetings you do have you want them to be a good use of everybody’s time but there is also ‘do we really need to have a meeting every single time?’”
Running time 19:03
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Intro – Are all meetings necessary?
1:26 – Making meetings optional would allow employees to determine if the meeting had value for them.
4:03 – Providing a detailed outline of the meeting – purpose and outcomes expected – can help in understanding what the meeting will be about.
6:50 – Having meetings open to everyone in the organization – “open door policy” – would enable employees to take part in meetings that interest them and provide insight into departments they want to learn more about.
11:44 – Through optional, descriptive, open meetings, employees can choose which meetings are on point and valuable for them.
13:30 – How can an organization communicate which meetings are taking place, beyond just name and time, to all employees in an organization?
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