Meetings Don’t Lead to Anything
Chapter One – “What’s the Problem with Meetings?”
This is another in the series on how LORROS addresses the great suggestions in the book:
Momentum: “Creating Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable Meetings” by Mamie Kanfer Stewart, Tai Tsao
“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.”
LORROS Actions make it easy to quickly assign a task and a target date to a group member.
“Even when the next steps are crystal clear, they mean nothing without accountability. If no one is keeping track of assignments that come from meetings or the team does not have a practice of looking at old notes before the next meeting, it’s unlikely anything will get done at all. Those tasks remain forever in the notes, again begging the question of why you even had the meeting in the first place.”
LORROS Actions that are not completed (current Actions) are always displayed on the Group page with the target date and the owner (group member) responsible for the Action. Once assigned Actions do NOT slip through the cracks as they are always visible to the entire group. If the Action reaches the target date before being completed it is highlighted on the Group page as ‘overdue’ and remains there until completed.
“Even using a software that facilitates effective meeting practices costs only a few dollars a month per person. I frequently tell Meeteor clients that for ten dollars per person per month, they can eliminate at least one unproductive meeting, and they will have already recouped their investment.”
LORROS is free for the first 30 days and then very affordable at only $25/month for a group of 10 and $2/month/person for additional members over 10.