Here at Spruce we are constantly trying to help build great teams and great organizations. Being effective and efficient is usually easier as an individual than as a team, but here is the great paradox - you need teams to win. Whether it is business or a sport, you need a great team to succeed. Additionally, from time to time you need to have a meeting. You all have to be together in the same room. From the amount of grumbling, you would think meeting is a four letter word.
We recent came across an article by Kwame Salter, a Linked in “Influencer” that got us to thinking:
He lists four types of meetings:
Generally, I think these are right, but I would go a little further. If you set the purpose, you can usually set the tone and agenda and get the right people. These terms are a little vague. There are several types of planning meetings. But it is a good start.