“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”

MICHAEL JORDAN

The employees in upper management spend 50% of their time in meetings.

Research suggest that employees spend 4 hours per week preparing for status update meetings.

A recent survey found that 67% of employees complain that spending too much time in meetings hinders them from being productive work.

More than 35% of employees found that they waste 2 to 5 hours per day on meetings and calls. They don’t achieve anything during this time.

This happens because meetings do not have clear objectives or processes and the decisions that are made in these meetings are not executed as everyone expects.

Does this sound familiar? Let me share with you some ideas that I have successfully implemented with teams around the world.

Powerful question to ask yourself:

What is the impact of not effectively executing the solutions our clients or our people need?

Make change happen:

The next time you are going to meet to make a decision, consider checking these 5 points so that the decision really works:

  1. Defined property rights
  2. Clarity on decision-making process
  3. The right people involved
  4. Explicit understanding
  5. Commitment to action

If you are interested in going deeper into each of these points, I invite you to watch my last webinar: Making things happen: improving the way we make decisions

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