It can be quite a difficult task for getting people to engage and interact more in the meeting that you hold.
Trying to get the most out of your colleagues can be a challenge, but @LouisGilmartin6 shares some tips to improve your office meetings!
Be more interactive
In order to get your colleagues interested and focused on the topics you are discussing, try to change the format of your meeting to be more engaging and interactive.
By asking questions, requesting to hear people’s thoughts, as well as just simply not reading straight from your notes, you will see an improvement in
Try to find ways to engage during the actual meeting too, whether this is through an implementation of an interactive agenda or incorporating a video/graphics where you can to explain things instead of talking for a long period of time.
Scrap the seating
Getting rid of the option to sit during a meeting can have a positive effect. People usually act more engaged and sharp while standing up as they seem to be more focused, instead of being relaxed while sitting back in a chair.
This will stop people from maybe scrolling on their laptops or phones and become more active into the conversation.
Walking meetings are even becoming more of a popular and positive option, as you are more aware and engaged while walking and talking.
What is the meeting for?
You need to make sure that at the beginning of the meeting, you state clearly what the meeting is for and what it entails.
This gives your colleagues a chance to prepare for what will be discussed throughout the meeting, this can produce a lot more thoughts and opinions on the given topics.
Try to only invite people that are relevant to the meeting, to save people showing up only to be bored and uninterested. If you have a large list, try to allocate a person from each team/sector to represent them in the meeting.
Food & Drink options
People will always appreciate it if there are refreshments for them when they attend meeting or conference, especially if it is a regular occurrence.
It is also a good idea to sometimes treat your employees to a breakfast or lunch if you are having
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