I am serious about this. I believe that this is a pain in many organizations. That is a frequent observation I make and what I am being told.
Ask managers, project leaders, consultants or agile coaches about their meetings: Many of them tell you that they are not satisfied with their meeting experiences. Even though they are the ones that invite and conduct the meetings and can influence how it is done.
Meetings are often inefficient, messy, boring, exhausting and unproductive. In the worst case we leave the meeting without an outcome and have to meet again to start over. In other cases, a decision “has been made” and in the next meeting people start to question that decision again. This can be really frustrating and sucks.
Does that resonate with you?
New book on how to run awesome meetings
Last year I published my 5th book in German language about awesome meetings.
Now I want to create an English version that appeals to an international audience.
However, instead of just having the original translated, I want to create a different version that makes the book as useful as possible for its readers. So, I now start working on it. And I’d love to share my progress and feedback along the way. My purpose for this is to hold myself accountable, to get feedback early on.
My current working title for the English book is: “run better meetings – how to design and facilitate productive effective meetings that people want more of”
The book is a great helper to alleviate the above problems. It provides
· tried and tested actionable meeting tools with descriptions how to use them
· practical advice that can be implemented right away in the next meeting
· case examples from other organizations that illustrate how approaches can be adapted
· a practical framework when to use what approach
· a one-page overview of each approach for quick access and usage
How does that sound?
Looking for feedback and thoughts.