Key Learning Points
DON’T: Meet without clear goals
INSTEAD: Set agenda and control time
DON’T: Lose group energy
INSTEAD: Make it engaging
DON’T: Cultivate negativity
INSTEAD: Manage conflict respectfully
DON’T: Leave loose ends
INSTEAD: Ensure actions and outcomes
It’s time to have productive meetings but some get it wrong.
Marcus’ idiosyncratic approach to conducting Cutting Edge meetings has most of the staff frustrated. Carol states they are a waste of time. Sam however believes that Carol does not herself run efficient meetings. Sam recommends setting meeting goals, and having a specific time frame for each agenda item. There is also the problem of flagging energy levels during the meetings; this is where Casey feels Marcus gets it right when “he brings fun to what he’s talking about.” When Carlos and Steve begin arguing, Dion steps in and reminds them to respect meeting rules and each other. Valuing people’s input and encouraging constructive behavior makes for an improved meeting atmosphere—as does summarizing key points and listing actions as you go.
Cutting Edge Communication training videos are designed to provoke discussion and response. Contemporary, fast paced, short, character driven, sitcom-style comedies, these courses take an innovative approach to reaching today's learners. Through laughter, discussion and reaction, we can all develop a more transparent and shared vision of how we wish to behave, how we manage ourselves, and how we cooperate with others.
While some find them insensitive or even outrageous, the vast majority of viewers and participants have found them to be refreshing, stimulating and ideal for injecting energy and enthusiasm back into learning.
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