I believe strongly we all have two very specific rights regarding participating in meetings. The rights to:
- Expect that the group will stick to a meeting agenda; and
- Speak up when a meeting goes off-track.
- The Monopolizer
- The Boomerang
- The Block
- The Left-Fielder
- I have noticed [the behavior];
- That’s not what we came here to do/it is keeping us from achieving our agenda;
- Can you do [this] instead for the remainder of this meeting/for the next few minutes.
Do you have tips on managing a productive meeting? Questions about how to maintain respect during a damaging meeting? Leave a comment below!
Kay Coughlin, CEO and Chief Facilitator of Facilitator On Fire, is on a mission to help Millennials, Gen X-ers and Boomers (and Zs and Traditionalists, too!) work together on teams that are higher-performing and happier.
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