In team meetings, we all know them, sit through them and find some effective and total waste of time.
Before team meetings, the manager or team leader (the person who called the meeting) is responsible for framing the meeting context.
There are three major types of content for a team meeting;
- Everyone’s providing current information
- Discussions out of which the manager will make a decision
- Brainstorming meetings for exploration of complex problems without a decision made.
All three are important and have their utility. Determine which of the three your meeting will be and inform the people in the meeting.
Each type provides the manager and the team members the opportunity to work together in the proper role relationship. The manager must encourage the team members’ involvement in the context of accountability of team members to advise and share their views about issues and what ought to be done from their perspective.
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