Pick a card, any card … and you are immediately engaged! There is something about playing with cards, holding them, moving them about, looking at them, that affects how we think. Maybe it has to do with the fact that we associate cards with games, and that they have a […]

Flagging up what is really important in your meetings

Management want it … Management just want it to happen … Management want us to do it – phrases we should never, ever, hear! And yet, sadly, these phrases are all too common in organisations, and they are doing untold, unseen damage to the culture within those organisations. But maybe they […]

Management want it … 3 words that tell you you’ve ...

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Welcome to our ‘tool of the month’ for March. Each month we are looking at a different tool to make our collaborations more inspirational and effective. Each tool is designed to increase participation, and to build better outcomes with greater ownership for making them happen. Each is easy to set-up […]

Understanding your situation and its potential

Welcome to our first ‘tool of the month‘. Each month we will be looking at a different tool to make your collaborations more inspirational and effective. Each tool is designed to increase participation, and to build better outcomes with greater ownership for making them happen. Each is easy to set-up […]

Have you really thought through the implications?

Our leadership is poorly served by our current approach to meetings and, as the rate of change continues to grow, the consequences of this can be seen in workloads, stress and mental health issues. And the reality is that these will get worse and worse until we learn more effective […]

Are your meetings leadership-ready?

The Building Technologies Division of Siemens offers energy-efficient, safe and secure buildings and infrastructure. Their vision is to create “Perfect Places,” constructions designed to meet all of their customers’ exacting requirements. Like Inspirometer, they follow the principle of continuous improvement across their business to help create these Perfect Places.   […]

Siemens gain 50% better meetings through measurement

The ‘process’ of a meeting is about how the meeting takes place. It is independent of the topic – the meeting process can be used for making a decision on coffee or computers, the subject matter is largely irrelevant. So if we take a meeting process from 2000 years ago, […]

Our current meetings process is relatively unchanged over 2000 years

Transcript of a talk given to Siemens on the future of meetings A video version of this talk can be found on the Inspirometer Digital Page Good afternoon. I am Mike Clargo, and I am working here to help improve meeting effectiveness. This afternoon, I would like to share with […]

Effective Meetings in a Digital World

The answer to this question clearly varies from organisation to organisation and from meeting to meeting. However, based on a survey from 2010, a realistic average would be 50% of all meeting time. 40-80% of meeting time is wasted … The survey, conducted across a wide range of meetings, across […]

How much meeting time can you save?

Meeting metrics and continuous improvement
Talk given to Business Excellence Forum on Meeting Metrics Mike Clargo – September 2017   Executive summary: Over the past century, increasingly effective process improvement techniques have transformed business performance – through data. Conversely, our experience of the meetings process is largely unchanged – through lack of data (we don’t […]

Meetings Excellence

Response rates measure the proportion of people who respond as a percentage of the population who had an opportunity to respond. In respect of surveys and polls, we are concerned with what proportion of people who encounter a survey actually provide a response. There is no universal standard for this. […]

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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?