Everyone who works for a living experiences those endless/pointless/outcomeless meetings. However that doesn’t have to be the case anymore. With the current economic struggles facing many small businesses out there managers have been looking for ways to hold more effective and productive meetings. Thankfully for everyone out there people are coming up with new and exciting ways to get more out of meetings.
In an article released today by the Wall Street Journal, this very topic was discussed. Some of the different approaches that companies and managers are taking are unconventional, however there are some really interesting ideas offered up, including how AscendWorks uses Mindjet Catalyst to keep their meetings on track.
Meeting productivity ideas:
- Use crayons and construction paper to foster creativity
- Give employees water guns for the meetings to keep them positive
- Anonymous idea wall full of post-it notes
- Mindjet Catalyst for “…thinking out loud, except it’s on a screen…”
You can find the full article here.