Why Hold a Meeting
When we measure the time spent or even lost on meetings, it’s normal to ask the question of the true benefit of these meetings. Meeting Mania?
The famous cartoonist Voutch wrote: “No one will leave this room until we have answered 2 questions: 1. who organized this meeting and 2. for what purpose?”.
Yes, well-organized meetings are useful and indispensable. They can make the most of collective intelligence and develop teams through collaborative work, which is the cornerstone of tomorrow’s management.
According to a study carried out by Perfony, an executive spends 16 years, on average, in meetings over the course of his/her career. Is this useless, lost, wasted time?
We will be exploring the question in 3 parts: the excess of meetings, the excessive cost of meetings, and why we waste so much time on them.
When well prepared, well organized and well led, meetings are not only useful, but also necessary and an extraordinary way to provide cohesion, benefit from group intelligence and improve performance.
In this video we will decipher the objectives and benefits of meetings. We will also see the harmful tendency of some managers to “forget” or “postpone” important individual or collective meetings.
How do meetings foster group intelligence and serve performance?
In 4 ways, which I will demonstrate: together we are more intelligent, we’re more creative, we solve problems better and we feel more mobilized to take action.
According to a survey conducted in 2017, 67% of respondents said they would like to work together more.
Working in groups is the most efficient in terms of performance and results. What about in terms of the individual development of our collaborators? Does working together in a meeting help people grow? Yes. First because it helps them broaden their vision; next, it boosts motivation; and finally, it sensitizes them to working together on a daily basis.