Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Are meetings killing your business?

Trying to stike a balance between the conflicting forces in your life is hard enough as it is without the strain of sitting in meeting after endless meeting. In well established firms bad meeting habits are often passed down from generation to generation, but the new entrepreneur has the opportunity to get things right from the word go. These Seven Ways to Kill Your Meetings and Unleash Productivity are not new, but if followed religiously can keep your team energised and focussed. Another thing to avoid as the leader of the business is the tendancy to micro-manage. Long, slow meetings are often the result of an overbearing boss who wants to participate in every level of operations. Two critical things you need to learn to do as the CEO are (1) Prioritize (2) Delegate. Prioritize what needs to be done by you and Delegate what can be done by someone else. So Identify, Recruit and Train people with the right attitude and skills for your business. NB. Time spent coaching & mentoring a team member to enhance performance is more beneficial to your business in the long run than time wasted reviewing everything yourself in a 4 hour meeting.

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