11 Things Leaders Need to Talk About When They Meet With Their Staff
March 28, 2016
A few years back I wrote an article called Stop Having Status Meetings! 5 Better Things to do Instead.
Status updates squander time that could be spent using your team as a team. At the bottom of that article I mentioned 11 things to do instead of reporting status.
Now, I want to use this article to elaborate on these 11 things.
Discussion to drive the business forward
Getting your team together offers a precious opportunity to focus the team energy on great discussions that will drive the business forward.
Learn what people really think. Have debates. As a leader you need these conversations to make you smarter and to inform which direction you should be taking the team and the business.
Here are 11 ideas of great things you can do with staff meeting time.
This list is by no means exhaustive. There are just some ideas to get you thinking about higher value conversations you can have with your team.
1. What are the key outcomes we are on the hook for?
How will we know if we are achieving them?
It’s really worth putting this question of key outcomes out there, and aligning on both the list and what the measures are. You will be surprised how many different opinions will exist if you haven’t had this discussion already.