So Why Have Meetings?
Chapter Four- “So Why Have 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 meetings are done well, they are a boost to productivity. Meetings are capable of catapulting work forward by providing a space for team members to make decisions, build relationships, share and enhance ideas, solve problems, think creatively and critically together, learn from one another, and move into alignment. Meetings have the power to foster great, collaborative environments that cultivate trust and unity.”
Awesome …. but meetings are also very (very) time-consuming. LORROS gives you all the advantages of groupthink, sharing ideas and collaborative decision making asynchronously … on your own time.
LORROS Meetings allow a fully asynchronous meeting complete with agenda topics, motions and online voting.
“Meetings should move work forward and build momentum, contributing to achieving the team’s goals.”
This is also where LORROS really shines. All replies are grouped with their comments (as well as any attached files). Everything is emailed to the group members as well as stored online, so the thread is always easy to follow and no one has to click ‘reply all’.
If the emails are distracting they can be muted and you can just go online to participate in the discussion.
“Good meetings save time in the long run because everyone is working on the same page together, rather than separately while trying to stay informed about what everyone else is doing.”
“Are you getting healthy discussion and rich thinking from group conversation? If not, what might be holding you back?”