The key components to achieving an effective and cohesive meeting lie the location of the meeting, time efficiency and overall group dynamic. However, to make these components fully functional there are small details that must be included into the workings of a productive corporate meeting. Small things such as including everyone in the group, taking written minutes, and changing location every so often, create the perfect atmosphere for ultimate creativity and cooperate level planning skills.
- Location of the Meeting
Often, meeting in the same place (at the same time) could cause a lull in the flow of new ideas and creativity of your team. Rather than using your conference room for every meeting changing the venue to a restaurant, hotel lobby, or even private rooms at other locations could encourage out of the box thinking and create a cohesive atmosphere.
- Take Minutes
Taking minutes, or writing down points that your team makes throughout the meeting can efficiently improve the effectiveness of future meetings. Also creating “wish lists” or smaller agendas for every meeting can often organize your thoughts, and stating this list at beginning of your meeting can help your team be on the same page.
- Bring a Ball
Another small, but fun idea to improve your teams cooperate meeting is to engage all members by bringing a small ball to toss around during the meeting. When trying to come up with a solution to a problem, toss this around as a way of asking for everyone’s ideas of a solution, this way everyone is involved in the decision making process. This can be used to keep your team on their toes, and it also brings an element of surprise and spontaneity to your meetings.
- Templeman, Mike. "5 Tips For Having A Perfect Business Meeting." Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 8 Aug. 2015. Web. 29 Feb. 2016.