After more than 12 months of staring at computer screens that look like the opening credits of The Brady Bunch, employees and their managers are becoming understandably weary of the online meeting experience. Recognizing this, many meeting planners are finding creative and engaging ways to make these meetings more meaningful and less fraught with anxiety. […]
Let’s face it, meetings can be boring affairs. Often, they are called unnecessarily or are poorly run. As a result, many people simply check out during meetings. It’s easy to see that they don’t appear to be listening; they’re on their phone; they’re checking e-mails on their laptops, etc. But this doesn’t have to be […]
Research highlighted by Harvard Business Review shows that meetings have increased in length and frequency over the past 50 years, to the point where executives now spend an average of approximately 23 hours a week in them (and those hours only account for those meetings that were officially marked on their calendars).
In a previous post, we discussed reasons meeting minutes are essential for ensuring meetings are actually a productive use of your employees’ time. These include preventing the need to retrace steps or repeat discussions, keeping meetings moving forward and documenting action items.
As employees start to become more invested in their own L&D goals and career trajectories, L&D professionals will need to meet with their trainees more often one-on-one. Here’s how to ensure that you have more productive one-on-one meetings with your trainees.