I recently watched a TED Talk from David Grady called "How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings." It's hilarious, and it hits on some real pain points that we all experience with poorly run meetings that suck our time and energy as well as prevent us from getting the real work done. Grady says, "Everyday, we allow our coworkers, who are otherwise very, very nice people, to steal from us...I'm talking about time."
Do you go back to your desk and think, "Man, I wish I had those two hours of my life back?" Do your weekly staff meetings feel like pulling teeth? If you or your team members can relate to the video linked above, then it is time to shake up your weekly staff meetings.
Here are 5 Strategies for Better Team Meetings
Hopefully, implementing the strategies above will shift your weekly team meetings from boring, ineffective status updates to adjustment meetings where the problems are solved and collaboration allows you to be more productive—not less.