When people think of meetings, what is your first, gut reaction? Perhaps that they are generally boring and also not always conducted very effectively. However, there are definitely occasions when a meeting can be effective and even fun! Brainstorming together as a creative team can be a great way to collaborate on different ideasRead more about TEAM-NADO![…]
Trace your thoughts back to your last team meeting. Were you and your co-workers all in consensus? Did everyone agree on the same course of action and how it should be implemented? Was your boss’s idea the greatest idea of all? Enough said. If you answered ‘yes’ to all three scenarios above, then you’ve justRead more about Why Meetings Curb Creativity[…]
Ask yourself if you have ever been in any of the following scenarios: Being asked to join a meeting without knowing the purpose Sitting in a meeting for 2 hours, when it was only meant to be 30 minutes Leaving a meeting without a clear solution or follow-up actions Your manager just calls for anRead more about Time is of the Essence[…]
‘Open-plan’ is a term used in architectural design for any floor plan that includes large open spaces and shared work areas, and minimises the use of enclosed rooms such as . Whilst a large percentage of companies have such office layouts, there is increasing evidence for why open-plan is a bad plan. Here are 3Read more about Reasons why Open-Plan could be a disastrous plan – for your health[…]
We’ve all been dragged into meetings that turned out to be complete time wasters. Often, this is due to unclear agendas and a lack of purpose for the specific meeting. In some cases, you’ve been asked to join meetings that aren’t even related to your portfolio – but your presence would still be appreciated. It’sRead more about 3 Tips – To attend, or not to attend?[…]
One of the biggest surprises a company can throw at their employees is the announcement that they will be going paperless. Since we live in a technology driven world, it really shouldn’t come as such a big shock to everyone. However, you do want to consider both young and old employees. One way of doingRead more about How to go paperless in a month[…]
For many people 2018 will be a year of many firsts. You might be entering the workforce as a new graduate or you might be re-entering the workforce after a leave of absence. Whatever the case may be, we all have butterflies in our guts on that first day back at work, especially when weRead more about 3 Rules – How to survive your first meetings in 2018[…]
We all dread meetings. Especially those meetings on perfect summer afternoons with an agenda pack that is hundreds of pages long. Although we can think of better ways to spend our time, meetings are necessary; and they can be less draining… if done the right way. Here are four simple tips for how you canRead more about How to keep your meetings alive[…]
Employees don’t often like surprises. And by far one of the biggest surprises a company can throw at their employees is the announcement that they will be going paperless. We’ve listed three ways you can try to ease them into the new paperless environment gently.
You should always outline exactly why you are holding a meeting and what you hope to gain. One way of assuring optimal results is by means of a well-structured agenda. Let us show you how.