Getting people to collaborate creatively in meetings is easier and more effective when it is done in a pleasurable, fun and trusting environment.
I know from experience how hard this can be.
So here are a few tips for leading a creative, collaborative meeting...
The big takeaways:
1/21/2018 02:57:37 pm
Interesting ideas, Chuck. I love the pre-meeting idea to start trust. I usually try to have 1:1's with team members or stake holders. I ask about their family, their children, what they follow outside work...anything to build that bridge. I also loved the 'dead air' suggestion. If I have reticence in a team or meeting, I will let the dead air linger on and on until the silence becomes so uncomfortable that someone has to speak. That usually starts more ideas. And speaking of ideas...is "ideation" really a word? (If it is, we should shoot it. ;-)
Shooting ideation. Now there's an idea. (It's also call dibs on it as the name of my next band.)
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(boo'-dro) - I help people design solutions collaboratively using agile design methods. I have 30+ years of experience in designing software solutions and business processes, leading cross-functional process improvement teams as a business analyst, and helping product managers define and position products using Pragmatic Marketing. I am passionate about user experience design, dog training, beating drums in musical ensembles and collaboratively creating solutions with people.