When you think of your team and your culture, would you say that you enjoy your meetings? Most people would not. Most would say it is the part of their job that they dread. 2012 Global Leadership Summit speaker, Patrick Lencioni, has some advice on how to improve your meetings, which in turn will help improve your culture.
“…when I’ve talked to most leaders they said, “If I don’t have to go to meetings anymore or if I don’t have to manage people, I’d really like my job more.” Which doesn’t really make a lot of sense, does it?
Truth of the matter is, for most of us who work in the business world or even in churches, if we aren’t preaching or leading music we’re going to meetings and getting stuff done. So, if we say that we don’t like our meetings we’re kind of admitting that we don’t like our jobs. And that’s a problem. And unfortunately in society we’ve come to the position where we’ve actually accepted this and just said meetings are bad they’re just a cooperate penance — they are something we have to do to get through the day.
The fact of the matter is meetings are not inherently bad. There is nothing wrong with meetings. But most meetings really stink. They just don’t need to.”
According to Patrick there are two reasons why meetings are bad and both of them are fixable. Watch the video to learn more about what Patrick says on the culture of meetings.
How can you start to build these ideas into your team and culture?