The Best Worst Meeting?

July 14, 2014

How to Conduct Better MeetingsEver leave a meeting thinking, “that was great! We all agreed”?
 
How about, “that meeting was awful, we couldn’t agree on anything.”?
 
Think about this: a meeting that goes to total agreement could very well indicate a serious problem. A meeting with lots of disagreement just might reflect a very healthy environment.
 
If you want lock-step agreement, why have meetings? Issue the orders. If disagreement is constructive, celebrate it and learn from it.
 
Next time you leave a meeting where everyone agreed, give some thought to what was missed.
 
Chris Reich, TeachU

Chris Reich

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