When it comes to how to run a meeting, whether remote or physical, there are key components that must be considered in order to make sure the meeting is successful. A successful meeting is vital when it comes to achieving goals, making decisions, and increasing productivity, it assures that all participants are aligned.
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Meetings are an important part of any organization, yet they can be frustrating, unproductive, and cause attendees to become disengaged if not planned properly. Arguably, meeting planning is the most important stage of any company meeting cycle, if this is done poorly, the meeting itself and overall culture will suffer. We have put together a meeting preparation checklist to help you plan your meetings effectively.
Whether you are running virtual meetings on Zoom, in-person, or over the phone, there are important aspects that need to be considered in order to plan a meeting successfully, these include:
If you're growing a company or leading a team, it's important to have a strong meeting culture. Good meeting culture ensures that everyone is on the same page, communication is clear, and decisions are made efficiently. Unfortunately, not all teams have good meeting culture. In fact, many teams struggle with ineffective meetings that waste time, energy, and even money.
When a company meeting culture is varied, poor, or simply not fit for purpose, it will have a major impact on the business. Poor meeting culture will lead to misalignment, miscommunication, frustration, and even conflict among team members. This will lead to difficulties in making decisions, achieving goals, and completing everyday tasks.
Large corporations address meeting culture by incorporating unconventional methods into their meeting practices. For example, Facebook has a "no meeting" day every Wednesday, which allows employees to have uninterrupted time to work on their projects. Virgin Atlantic Airways holds "walking meetings," where employees take a walk around the block while they discuss business. Other companies encourage standing meetings, which have been shown to improve focus and efficiency.
Not every company gets this right though, for example, Google's meetings are notorious for being "unproductive." The company has even been known to hire outside consultants to help improve the meeting culture.
While these methods may not be practical for every team, it's important to understand that meeting culture is important and impact every aspect of your team.
Over the years we have grown to consider meeting culture consisting of three distinct parts:
Late meetings are a common occurrence in many workplaces. They can have a significant impact on productivity and cost businesses money. Whether it's physical office meetings or video meetings on platforms like zoom, team lateness can be frustrating for everyone involved.
Most businesses are unaware of how much money meeting punctuality is costing them, and those that are aware, are not measuring lateness effectively. There are easy steps that can be taken, and tools (such as Flowtrace), that can be used to measure and improve meeting punctuality.
More than half (56%) of all employees admit failing to attend meetings and other work events on time at least once a week.
Video meetings have surged since the pandemic hit back in 2020, and with good reason. They’re an easy way to hold meetings and communicate with co-workers, clients, and customers without having to leave your home, or now, the office. In particular, Zoom has become one of the most used software platforms for video meetings, and with the introduction of Flowtrace Zoom analytics, teams can now optimise those meetings for efficiency.
Managers know that meeting feedback is important, but it's not always easy to collect. Feedback can be vague and unhelpful, or it can be so specific that it's difficult to take action on. In this blog post, we'll discuss a few tips for collecting feedback that's both useful and actionable. By following these tips, you'll be able to improve your meetings and make them more productive for everyone involved!
As a growing company, it is important to set the company culture from the offset. Understanding how your employees feel and their value, helps to direct the company into a functional and effective team, and sets a basis for all future employees. Using free Slack eNPS (employee net promoter score) for mood tracking can help with this process.
For many developers, any GitHub analytics which monitor and analyze code and commit activity is a red herring. It's a reminiscence of old-school lines of codes (LOC) metrics. In 2022 these metrics are at most based on vanity, but in worse, used to penalize proper engineering principles.
Flowtrace Jira analytics provides business intelligence and real-time data analytics for engineering teams. Our platform is integrated natively with Jira accounts, enabling you to create, modify, and explore engineering team data from a 360-degree perspective. This powerful tool is fully customizable to your company's needs and requires a one-minute installation. To get started, visit the Flowtrace pricing page and select the plan with Jira Analytics included.
This article is looking to answer what exactly is the metaverse and what could define the age of metaverse, and has the age of metaverse already dawned? We are also taking a look into possible Kafkaesque world in which corporate overlords (Meta.com et all) control how we conduct ourselves.
To get started I want to give you the definition of the word metaverse, and by its narrow definition we conclude it means a virtual-reality space, or in other words, a virtual universe. I know I'm taking a risk of using this word that might not be relevant in a couple of months' or years' time. However the concepts, and thinking, is timeless no matter how you view them.
For the purpose of this article, we are envisioning the metaverse definition is extended to include all online communities, enabled by the internet and augmented with any types of extended reality, or their communities within.
This posting will assess what the metaverse is, where are we now, what it could look like in the future and what possibilities the 'Age of metaverse' may present.
This article is not about the immediately recognizable parts of the metaverse like consumer app's such as Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and all.
Instead, I want to take a look into the world of business and what the metaverse looks like from this context. Throughout this article, I focus on the current trends, economic opportunities of the metaverse, how to conduct business and how to interact within.