There is no way around it—the quality of your Weekly Team Meeting makes or breaks your Quarterly Plan. Most teams simply update each other on the status of their various projects, rather than problem solving the biggest challenges keeping you from your goals. Whether you are new to leading a weekly meeting or a 10-year veteran, everyone is vulnerable to the dreaded weekly meeting rut. Don't worry as experts in strategy execution we have decades of experience helping teams just like yours make their meetings productive.
I have seen it at one time or another at just about every company that I have had the pleasure of coaching. It starts out as a few people falling behind on their Weekly Meeting Preparation process —missing statuses, Comments stop going in and some Actions become overdue. Before you know it, a Weekly Adjustment Meeting gets cancelled here and there, attendance drops and there's no chance of an effective weekly meeting. The Weekly Adjustment Meeting devolves into a status read-out with only a few people talking. Next, people start saying the meeting is a waste of time. Quarterly Plans start getting missed, and the snowball is already halfway down the hill.