Imagine you could shorten the meetings by 25% and still include the essential points, how would you have to plan your meetings? On what would you have to focus? What would you have to agree on with the other participants. What would you need to avoid?
Pay attention to the meeting culture in the coming week. Remain focused and awake – a mindful posture can help. When you notice things are drifting, have the courage to change things.
Changes could indude:
- No laptops or handys in meetings
- Time for silence, to arrive, and to have a clear and concentrated start
- Really only discuss the points that are relevant for everyone there
- Practice mindful speech – saying only what is really necessary
- Appreciate pauses