Discover the 3 grades of decision making that will transform your internal meetings…
There is a general belief in the business world that most internal meetings are pointless and result in little or no action or accountability…
But this is not the fault of the meeting, this is the fault of the person running the meeting or running the business!
In his book ‘Read This Before Our Next Meeting’ Al Pittampalli states:
“One mediocre meeting after another quietly corrodes our organisation, and every day we allow it to happen"
"If an operating room were as sloppily run as our meetings, patients would die. If a restaurant kitchen put as little planning into the meal as we put into our meetings, dinner would never be served. Worst of all, our meeting culture is changing how we focus, what we focus on and what decisions we make”
So, how do you turn around the success of your internal business meetings?
How do you make your meetings compelling, successful and action driven?
And we often assume that the meeting will make the decision.
The meeting does not make the decision – you do.
As the business leader you are the decision maker.
Whichever type of meeting you have, what you want to achieve is the same:
- healthy constructive debate
- progress and actions
Pittampalli puts a strong case forward for putting the decision first, the meeting second and perhaps not even having a meeting at all…
He suggests 3 grades of decision:
- Decisions of no consequence
- Decisions of low consequence
- Decisions of mid to high consequence