Changing the culture of an organization is a complex and multifaceted operation that requires a lot of effort... The transformation can obviously be undertaken from various angles … hacking is one of them.
Hacking is a viral and very relevant approach when it comes to change and improve cultural elements of everyday working-life, like meetings…
Meeting is a strong symbol in organizational culture… and meetings, often seen as waste of time, can be hacked!
Here are the 8 hacks…
Meetings are often seen as waste of time. Lack of efficiency. Low level of engagement. No participation. Symbol of bureaucracy.
8 practical hacks
Prepare your Meeting (using the 7P checklist and installing a collaborative environment)
Use Ground rules (share them and make them visible)
Clarify meeting purpose (the reason of the meeting, in the invitation and on the WALL!)
Make the agenda visible (show the process, show the progress)
Try the "delegated meeting" (using systematic delegated functions)
Make participation optional (using ESVP tool for example)
Be action oriented (making your brainstorming solutions oriented and always finishing with a simple Action Plan or Next Steps )
Take feedback to improve (using ROTI, Return on Time Invested tool for example)