A case for improved meetings

    I recently read an article by Don Keelan for the Bennington Banner titled “A case for improved meetings” and he touched on many of the frustrations that led to the development of LORROS. “I found many meetings to be boring and not too productive” - Don Keelan...

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Meetings Are a Cycle, Not an Event

“A meeting is not only what happens once you’re all gathered in the same room. Each meeting goes through a complete cycle, beginning with preparation, moving to execution of the agenda, and ending with follow-through. Without proper attention paid to each element, the structure fails.”

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Trying to Attract New Blood to Your Board?

Too many boards are made up with “people who have the time” and not necessarily the best people for the job. Time - One of the main reasons for this is that Board Meetings can be very time consuming and it’s hard to convince someone to give up their free time to sit...

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Want Your Meetings to be Shorter?

It’s easier than you think. Think about this … information packages are usually sent out a few days before the meeting so that everyone has a chance to get up to speed and be ready for the meeting. The problem is no one knows how anyone else is thinking before the...

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Meetings Don’t Lead to Anything

“When there is ambiguity about next steps or who should take them, nothing gets done. If an item requiring action was not clearly stated as a task and given an owner, no one is going to do it. If it’s seen as something that’s optional, no one is going to do it. Period.”

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The Agenda – When?

  photo credit: Nick Youngson The other day I attended a meeting where the agenda was handed out as we arrived. No one’s fault really, both the chair and the secretary had been away on vacation and they were the only two who could have properly prepared the agenda....

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Decisions are one thing, actions are another

  LORROS actions can be recorded and assigned during a meeting. Updates are submitted by the assigned party and these can be tracked and commented on by all participants. The target completion date is also recorded. A list of all open actions can be found on the group...

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