Stop & Think: Team Meetings Stop & Think: Team Meetings

Stop & Think: Team Meetings

Team Meetings

When teams work together they often have a variety of meetings to stay in sync and to make progress on their joint tasks. Try these strategies to supercharge your meetings:

Preparing for the meeting

Follow the three steps in the “Plan a meeting” sub-section to design an effective team session.

 

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Use the Whole Brain® Team Agenda to clarify the purpose of the meeting, identify discussion points, and establish meeting specific roles. 

Identifying these aspects ahead of the meeting allows you to integrate Whole Brain® Thinking for productive and engaging conversations that make use of your team’s cognitive diversity.

 

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During the meeting

Use the Actions & Decisions Log to track any follow-up action decided on during your meeting. Take note of specific next steps including: what needs to be done, who will do it, when will it be completed, and why it matters.

 

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As you facilitate the session, keep in mind the Whole Brain® Thinking prompts in the
“Lead a meeting” sub-section.

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If you sense your team’s energy and focus fading, try the Whole Brain® Booster activities available in the “Lead a meeting” sub-section. Each activity takes as little as 15-minutes to complete as a team and is designed to leverage and activate your team’s thinking preferences.

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Follow-up after the meeting

If your meeting is recurring, block five minutes at the end of the meeting to recap what happened using the questions listed in the “Debrief a meeting” sub-section. Use the outcome from that discussion to improve future meetings.

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Circulate the Action and Decisions Log and meeting minutes to make sure everyone is up to speed on what you discussed and decided during the meeting.

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