It is easy to dread meetings. A whole hour away from work when so many other tasks could be accomplished during that time period? Why would you want that?

Thinking about it from a different perspective, there are many important goals a meeting accomplishes:

  • Opinions can be shared more easily and different opinions are recognized.
  • The team can work together to solve a conflict.
  • News can be shared in a more effective manner.
  • Team unity and trust can be built more easily.
  • Creative solutions can be created by sharing different perspectives.

So the next time a meeting is scheduled, try to think about all the benefits instead of the hour removed from the day!

By Melissa Steele | People Science Talent Advisor I