How to recognize different meeting types to increase your productivity?

“ssssscrape, knock-knock-knock“ I got a Slack message from Peter again!  Peter: “Hey Wendy, do you have time to continue our discussion from last time about the 4 types of meetings?” Me (Wendy): “Sure. Remember last time I told you I had to run? I met with Bob and we brainstormed for the next product iteration.”Continue reading “How to recognize different meeting types to increase your productivity?”

Replacing meetings to gain more time on your calendar to be productive

“ssssscrape, knock-knock-knock“ I got a Slack message from Peter! Wow! I think I’m changing him 😉 Peter: “Hey Wendy, I noticed that you have been rethinking how we do things around here instead of just finding time on our calendars. Are you on a mission to eliminate meetings?” Me (Wendy): “Hey Peter, nice to seeContinue reading “Replacing meetings to gain more time on your calendar to be productive”

What other meetings can we remove? What else can we cut from our calendars?

Bob and I have another brainstorm as we continue our quest to eliminate meetings on our calendars. “Hey Bob, we did great in eliminating status and informational meetings. Maybe we can teach people we don’t need a meeting when sharing or gathering information. We can do that asynchronously. For example, we can use Slack orContinue reading “What other meetings can we remove? What else can we cut from our calendars?”

Do we have to do a video call? Aren’t there better ways to do things? (Part 2)

Me (Wendy): “Hey Bob, now that we got rid of that meeting with Peter, I think we can get rid of other meetings from our calendars.” Bob: “I’m all ears!” Me: “How about the Tuesday weekly status meeting that takes forever? Most people just sit there. Only a few ask questions. What if we cancelContinue reading “Do we have to do a video call? Aren’t there better ways to do things? (Part 2)”

Do we have to do a video call? Aren’t there better ways to do things? (Part 1)

“Ding!”  I’ve got mail! Bob is asking when I can meet with him and Peter. Strange. He usually Slacks me. Then I see Peter on the “CC” list. Everything is a meeting for Peter. When he wants to share some news, he calls a meeting. When he wants to discuss something, he calls a meeting.Continue reading “Do we have to do a video call? Aren’t there better ways to do things? (Part 1)”

How do you know they are resistant?

Have you encountered resistance to change? What are the signs that would tip you off? Body language, e.g. cross arms, face away from you? Facial expressions, e.g. smirks, frowns, curled lips, sneer chin up? Tone of voice, like sarcastic grunts, noises showing contempt? Or maybe you detect it in their attitude? e.g. being sarcastic, uncooperative,Continue reading “How do you know they are resistant?”