Ditch those Mindless Office Meetings
Office meetings are inevitable in a business, but sometimes they can get a little mindless. The agenda for productive team meetings are often planned out ahead of time to increase efficiency. We’ve partnered with the Marbles, LLC‘s marketing team to bring you 5 tips to increase productivity and creativity in staff meetings. It’s time to ditch those mindless office meetings!
Ditch those Mindless Meetings: 5 Tips from Marbles CEO Will Scott
1. “Throw out the concept of traditional weekly staff meetings.”
Smaller businesses can take advantage of their size by hosting department meetings rather than a entire office meeting. Conducting short team meetings, even for 20 minutes a day, can help make sure everyone is on the same page and say goodbye to a whole lot of confusion.
When it comes time for an entire office meeting, the manager of the team can quickly summarize an update of tasks on their perspective department.
2. “Encourage brainstorming sessions within office department meetings.”
Take some time to host a brainstorming session with your office team at least once a month. This tip is especially great for small businesses and start-up companies to fuel the engine. Brainstorming sessions from across departments can help spark some new ideas for the brand.
3. “Set up your office and conference room for creativity.”
Get your team into a collaborative mood by minimizing your office with just the essentials to avoid distraction. An open room with comfy couches, table, and white board is all you need to get working! Keep your documents with Boxa’s organizational boxes to keep track of documents you’ll need for your meeting. (BYO Notebook and pens, of course!)
4. “Trust your team.”
Depending on your business, team members may not always be in the office. Sometimes, traveling is part of the job and maintaining a business means conversing with clients, networking, and discussing ideas. Trusting your team to manage their own projects can foster their self-confidence and boost company morale. After all, we can’t be everywhere at once!
5. “Use your meetings to show your gratitude.”
Each member of a team works diligently to prepare for presentations, conferences, product proposals, and other business functions. Everyone’s input and hard work, so why not give them a shout out? Openly praising a individual on a great job gives them a chance to shine and encourages them to keep up the good work.
The next time you’re off at your next meeting, consider these tips to increase productivity! Have any other great ideas? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
Guest Author Nina Barbero
About Marbles, LLC
Marbles, LLC is an international ergonomic product development company that offers individuals and corporations consultation through research, testing, product design and market development. The company offers a portfolio of more than 107 patent and patent-pending licensing options to a global market through its Boxa brand. Marbles, LLC is located at 25243 Elementary Way, Suite 102 Bonita Springs, FL 34135. For more information on Marbles, LLC, visit www.Marbles1.com.