Hey! Running A Distributed Team Meeting Today?


Are you running a distributed team meeting today?

Did you know, in a typical Team Meeting of between 6 to 8 people, three people do 70% of the talking? This is according to a study by the Kellogg School of Management – but you knew that already, right?

The power that those 3 people hold becomes even more evident when you lead a distributed team – a combination of hub, field, mobile, remote or office-based workers.

So how do we prevent the quiet people being railroaded? Here’s a tip for your next meeting:

1. Our experience is that extroverts, as well as introverts, create more ideas when we are on our own than we do when we are in a group. Why not ask everyone to prepare their thoughts on agenda items before the meeting.

2. Then, to prevent any one person controlling the discussions, ask people for their thoughts in turn.

3.  Every so often throughout the meeting, stop and ask if any one has anything to add.  Do a round robin of everyone as a check.

Try it. Let us know if it works for you.

We have developed lots of tips and techniques like this over the last 20 years of smart working implementation projects.

Contact us for more proven methods that will enable you to implement a Smarter Workforce Model and watch productivity improvements of at least 13%.

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