Let’s Talk: Business meetings

Business meetings: face-to-face versus digital, where is the real value?  In a digital world, with so many digital meeting platforms available and with many new digital consumer experiences emerging,  it’s easy to see why this question is so relevant right now. There is arguably no longer a need to meet face-to-face or to be in the same… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Business meetings

How to run a successful meeting

Meetings are a powerful tool that are widely misunderstood. Given the frustration most people feel when their time is wasted, gaining a reputation for running efficient and successful meetings is good for you and your career. Running a successful meeting is more than sending out a notice that your team is to meet at a… Continue reading How to run a successful meeting

You don’t need to know dark art to run efficient, productive business meetings

We’ve all been there. A meeting is scheduled, most people arrive on time, and then nothing happens for ten minutes. Well, to be precise, quite a bit happens, or doesn’t happen, as the case may be. Usually those first ten minutes are lost because the team are trying to find a free meeting space to… Continue reading You don’t need to know dark art to run efficient, productive business meetings

Why meetings are killing innovation

The average manager’s workday is divided into one hour blocks. This is not due to humans naturally working best in one hour increments but because meetings, those seemingly necessary events that seem to dominate the days of office workers everywhere, tend to be scheduled in one hour blocks. Diaries covered in meetings have become so… Continue reading Why meetings are killing innovation

Make 2017 the year for greater collaboration

Like any leader overseeing a large geographic region, I have often found myself meeting with partners in Sydney, attending a customer event in Auckland and joining an analyst briefing in Singapore – all in the same week. Unlike in the past, I have been able to meet these commitments without even having to board a… Continue reading Make 2017 the year for greater collaboration

Meetings: how to turn a cost into an asset

Meetings often become a work based social function on company time and at company cost. The thought of socialising with fellow staff and being paid at the same time is sure to keep meetings a popular distraction to lonely work routines. Many companies have a tendency to gravitate toward their objectives by the sheer momentum… Continue reading Meetings: how to turn a cost into an asset