August 27, 2020

outcomes – not agenda

Sounds obvious,
but so frequently missed.

For better, effective meetings focus on outcomes, not the agenda.

The question “What is the agenda?” centers around the (long) list of things to talk about.
A warning sign that this may be yet another long meeting.
Yawn.

What you get is a room/zoom full of zombies – distracted, bored, and hoping to be elsewhere.

“What is the goal of this meeting?” is better.

What is the problem?
What do you want/need to accomplish?

Focus on the outcomes, not the agenda – a prescription for better, effective meetings.

-alie

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