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Traction Inc.

17 Jul How many office meetings do I really need?

Posted at 8:00:00 AM by Chris Hallberg

Every business model includes making hard decisions to move the company forward based on the vision, goalsDollarphotoclub_66051087 and objectives. In an office setting, there are instances where meetings are warranted to bring everyone together to align mindsets with corporate goals. There are other times when meetings are held and nothing is accomplished, hindering productivity and reducing the efficiency of the organization. When assessing your infrastructure and how things work, these questions should help you determine when a meeting is warranted: 

How many meetings are appropriate?

When issues pile up, or there are processes that need attention, there are four things you can do to make your meetings more productive: 

  • Have an agenda that will identify and solve issues
  • Meet more frequently
  • Meet for a longer period of time
  • Rotate the people taking part in the meeting 

The Level 10 EOS operating system meeting tool can help you in reducing the amount of time you spend in meetings by streamlining the goals and processes. 

Who do I meet with?

It’s important to meet with the smallest amount of people you can to solve the underlying issues. This core team should encompass all the key players that can make decisions and implement actions to get the job done. The more people you add to this team, the more time and expense you add to your meeting. 

These two questions will assist in putting things in perspective. Once you have your model in place, you will be able to brainstorm, make decisions and implement a strategy that works. Using the EOS model in your organization can assist in the management of your business. Consisting of 6 components: Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process and Traction, you will be able to execute decisions while strengthening the infrastructure of the management team.

 How does this work?

  • Vision helps define where you’re going and how you are going to get there.
  • You must have good people in place that see and understand your vision and are willing to help carry it out.
  • Data, or the metrics will give you the numbers on where you stand in the industry.
  • A good organization can tackle Issues, solve them and keep moving forward.
  • Every good business has a core process to define how things are done.
  • Traction involves the accountability of everyone within the organization who take an active part in the vision to make it real. 

A certified EOS implementer can help you achieve the results you seek for your organization. For more information on using the EOS operating system to strengthen and manage your organization, contact an associate at Traction Inc. today!

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