Ineffective meetings are the bane of most organisations. They create frustration and stress, they waste people’s time, and they undermine potential. But what causes meetings to be ineffective? A large factor is clearly the way that meetings are designed and led, but that only represents one-third of the issue. A […]

Does your culture reward ineffective meetings?

Seats around a meeting room table are not all of equal influence. The smooth transfer of the conversation from one speaker to the next is as much about visual cues as it is about verbal ones. Body language gives us a sub-conscious indicator of where the next input is most […]

Meeting Power Plays (2) – Where you sit really does ...

James really should have moved the flipchart. It wasn’t just the projector half-blinding him whenever he looked up from writing on it, or the fact that he had stumbled over it twice – they were simply the obvious clues. The main reason was that it had imprisoned James in an […]

Meeting Power Plays (1) – Making the room your own