Meeting Meeting Meeting
I was quite impressed by the Hotel meeting we had in CBE. It seems like 'Meeting' is a life-long topic in every business or management course. To be honest, I don't hate meeting.
There are a few things I would like to remind myself in the future. By the way, it is wise to start a clock at the very beginning of a meeting.
1. As a leader, clarify the Task/Aim/Expected Result at the very beginning. Make sure everyone are on the same page before talking talking talking...
2. Appoint some important roles, timekeeper, recorder or something else
Timekeeper: help the leader to facilitate the process of a meeting so that we can reach a result on time.
Recorder: summarise the main ideas and make work go smoothly after the meeting
3. Set time limit to each speaker
It is quite interesting to find that the person didn't speak much may contribute most to the result. Leaders might be misled by how much or how well one expresses his or her suggestions, rather than the value of the point.
4. Leader mindset
I am 100% agree that everyone could be a leader but is it suitable to hold this mindset when we are in practice.
I think we should focus on our own appointed work rather than having 7 leaders in one team.
5. Task-oriented VS people-oriented
It is supposed to balance these types of leadership according to different situation.
6. Use Tools to organise the flow of a meeting or people's thoughts
I have found that Six Colour Hat has been used in a meeting to help a leader to control the meeting.
1. Make sure that each time everyone wear the same colour hat.
2. Leader are responsible to arrange the sequence of different hats in order to maximum the results.