Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done Paperback / softback
Most people regard meetings as places where productivity goes to die.
How different would it be if they were places where you could actually get your work done - right there in the meeting?
Richard and Emily Axelrod have invested thirty years answering this question, and they have a field-tested answer.
Using the same work design principles that transformed the mind-numbing assembly line into the dynamic factory floor, and that make video games so engaging, their new book offers a flexible, repeatable process that has already been used to run thousands of productive meetings in all kinds of organizations.
It takes more than an agenda and a note-taker. The Axelrods show how to design every aspect of a meeting - from the way you greet people at the beginning to how you sum up at the end - so that the experience will be energizing rather than enervating, and relevant and helpful to every participant.
Their detailed, six-stage approach, which they dub the Meeting Canoe (since, like a canoe, it adapts to changing conditions and is a collective effort) is a seismic shift in the way we view, use, and participate in meetings.
The many current users of this system will never go back.
Neither will you.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Berrett-Koehler
- Publication Date: 04/08/2014
- Category: Business communication & presentation
- ISBN: 9781626560819