Have you asked yourself « why am I in this meeting? » Or « what this meeting for? »
If so, Al Pittampalli (http://modernmeetingstandard.com/) created a framework that will help you to be more effective in organizing meetings.
His concept is to treat different decisions differently (DDD) as summarized in table below.
- First question to ask yourself is « How consequential is this decision I want? ».
- If none, you don’t even need a meeting.
- Then based on Low or High consequential of that decision, Al propose us to put in perspective 4 areas to understand really what’s important.
|Priority||N/A||Speed of the decision||Accuracy of the decision|
|Function of the meeting||N/A||Coordination
|ConflictBecause debate lead to better decisions|
give me your concerns
|Deliver of the meeting (output)||N/A||Action Plan
don’t care yet about the coordination yet
The full video is there:
And if you want more food for thoughts on meetings, here is his website http://modernmeetingstandard.com
On this same area, I recently found a complementary decision graph.
Last let me share a one pager of key things about meetings if you really need it: