July 23rd, 2013 |
In a private workshop I conducted recently for a manufacturing company, the 22 front-line supervisors said their team meetings had started with such promise then hit a wall after three months.
Their meetings were a beating.
There are three types of meetings: 1) Information sharing, 2) Problem-solving and 3) Commitment building to drive accountability.
The supervisors decided their meetings would focus on problem-solving and then serve as a mechanism to hold one another accountable.
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The structure for an effective 60-minute problem-solving meeting borrows from the approach I use in my monthly Vistage meetings with CEOs and Key Executives:
In a 60-minute meeting, you can typically work two issues for about 20 minutes per issue.
The result: You’ve solved a problem, reduced frustration and increased morale and performance.
To dive even deeper into the topic of accountability, I invite you to purchase a copy of my bestselling book, “Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture.”
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