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Want a Focused Meeting? Ask These 7 Questions

GetFocused meetings gain consensus, build culture or both.

Whether or not you are in a consensus-building 'Monthly Action Plan Meeting' or culture-building 'Daily Check-in' one thing will always be constant...there will always be a start, middle, and end. As is the case for any journey.

There are 4 stages to a Focused Meeting 'journey':

  1. Unite on Objectives

  2. Share Ideas

  3. Evaluate on Merit

  4. Delegate What Matters

Here are the 7 key questions we would recommend asking during a focused meeting.

Unite on Objectives

1) How are you feeling today - are we Red, Amber or Green?

This will immediately be able to gauge the 'temperature' of the meeting and invoke a feeling of empathy amongst the team.

2) What are the 3 Core Topics / Questions you are wanting to address in the meeting?

If these not have been agreed upon and wordsmithed in advance, then do this now in GetFocused's WebApp. By doing this you can rest assured that all notes and decisions do not get lost and are pegged to this particular meeting.

As Einstein put it: “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would use the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”

Share Ideas

3) Can anyone in the team share any knowledge, research or advice that would help answer this question/address this topic?

Address each topic one by one.

Evaluate on Merit

4) Which ideas offer the best value for the effort?

5) Are there any potential knock-on impacts or inter-related decisions that will need to be addressed?

Delegate What Matters

6) Can we clearly state the decision that we have made and who has the resources and expertise to execute it?

Following an Action Plan meeting, it might be the case that you need a 'follow on brainstorm meeting' to clearly identify these steps. GetFocused can help tailor a meeting rhythm to your needs.

7) And finally - perhaps the most important question of all...

Was this meeting time well spent?

It's Time for Heads of Teams to Lead!

Book a 45-minute strategy session that will provide you with a step-by-step guide to the 7 Habits of Highly Focused meetings:

  • Provide flexibility but maintain productivity within your remote workforce.

  • Unite & align your teams to focus on what matters

  • Track Performance & Results (not Proximity & Reports).

There is no time to lose. We want to profoundly increase your profits whilst dramatically enhancing your meeting culture.

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