meetings, bloody meetings

Harold Jarche

My introduction to organizing meetings was in the military, where different types of meetings had standard structures. During officer training we were shown the 1976 John Cleese film, which was updated in 1993 — Meetings, Bloody Meetings. Which meeting was successful?

liberating meetings

Harold Jarche

In meetings, bloody meetings I covered some common issues with how meetings are conducted and also provided some ways to address these. Another form is the silent meeting , put forth by David Gasca at Twitter and used at Amazon as well. These meetings are based on the common phenomena that most attendees do not read material in advance and that a slideshow is not the best way to convey complex information. What is the meeting process?

The Nonprofit’s Guide To Inclusive Walking Meetings: Strolling Meetings

Beth Kanter

Meetings can not only be a waste of time if they are not well designed, but can also zap our energy. Even worse, the meeting can be so boring that participants tune out or cancel. One way to shake things is up to host a “Strolling” Meeting. ” Step 1: Identify Meeting Goals.

Flip your meetings

Jay Cross

American business people attend 11,000,000 business meetings every day and half of it’s a waste of time. Knowledge workers spend three hours a day in meetings. Four out of five of us have brought other work to do during a meeting. It adds up to years of meetings.

A Meeting Ritual To Get Rid of Unnecessary Meetings That Waste Time

Beth Kanter

?. The Meeting Escape Hatch: Ritual Design Lab for Org Change from Margaret Hagan on Vimeo. Being in a meeting that is a waste of your time can suck your energy. How many meetings are you invited to that you where it isn’t mission critical that you attend?

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Luis Suarez

I am not too sure whether meetings lower our IQ or whether they make us all more stupid, as my good friend Stowe Boyd reflected on a recent blog post , but I can certainly confirm they do take a toll on your own productivity. Well, apparently, the same thing happens with meetings.

Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

Dan Pontefract

Several moons ago, I was asked to participate in a meeting. After all, a report by Atlassian suggests employees attend 62 meetings per month. In the US alone that works out to roughly 11 million meetings being held every single day. Culture meetings

Meet Zedfast

Harold Jarche

Living in a small town in Atlantic Canada (pop. 5,000), it’s not often I find people in my community who understand what I do, let alone work in similar fields. Zedfast , founded by Steve Scott, is the exception. Zedfast is currently focused on developing eLearning content in HTML5 and Flash.

Blog Post: Zoom Meetings

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I am experimenting with a potential Virtual Knowledge Cafe platform - Zoom Meetings. Zoom is a relatively new (January 2013) cloud-based video meeting system. I don't know of any other video meeting system that meets all these criteria. The free version contains many of the key features of the Pro system except meetings are limited to 40 minutes.

Cluetrain meets Reddit

David Weinberger

Cluetrain touted the rise of customer voices. We see through the marketing b t and we tell one another about it. Fine, but there was always the problem that if you’re a consumer products company, you only need 1% of customers to make it look like your products are godawful because a corner was dented. “You totalz Suck PRocter/Gambel!!” ” So, here’s a post by an alarmed passenger on a United flight. OMG the window is half out!

How Can Elmo Make Your Nonprofit’s Meetings More Effective?

Beth Kanter

” It is a ritual or organizational norm that can used during meetings to avoid unnecessary discussions that don’t support the meeting objectives. It’s a fun way to avoid one of the most common meeting productivity killers: Rabbit Holes.

Blog Post: Transforming decision making meetings

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen How many times have you taken part in a meeting to make a decision about an issue where they have been two factions in the room? Split the meeting into two parts.

Meet The UX Week 2015 Keynotes

Adaptive Path

Every year, we try to come up with keynote talks for UX Week that hit the sweet spot between unique points of view and practical insights that we can all learn from. We’re excited about these three keynotes we’ll be seeing at UX Week 2015 , and we think you’ll be too!

Virtual Meetings: 5 Tips for Nonprofits Working Across Time Zones

Beth Kanter

Other times,the workshop, keynote presentation, or master class might be part of a conference or a single session for an organization, but planning the event requires meeting across time zones virtually. This chart easily allows you to find the best time for a meeting.

DPLA West meeting online

David Weinberger

The sessions from the DPLA Plenary meeting on April 27 in SF are now online. Here’s the official announcement: …all media and work outputs from the two day-long events that made up DPLA West–the DPLA workstream meetings held on April 26, 2012 at the San Francisco Public Library, and the public plenary held on April 27, 2012 at the Internet Archive in San Francisco, CA–are now available online on the “DPLA West: Media and Outputs” page: [link].

Meet me somewhere

Jay Cross

Let’s meet up when I’m in your town! I’m going on the road again. Brussels, November 27-30. Berlin, December 1-5. Business Educa. Qatar, December 6-8. Stockholm, December 9-10. Oslo, December 11. Maastricht, December 12-15.

Friday Fun: Meet Gump Shun

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Gump’s a trailblazer. He’s willing and able. He’s got pizazz. He doesn’t mind being open and sharing; some call it bravado, I call it courage. Mr. Shun wasn’t always this way. He had to work at it.

Intention Economy meets Subscription Economy

Doc Searls

I’ll be exploring markets, challenges and opportunities where the two meet. I’ll be speaking tomorrow at Subscribed 2012 London , at the Kensington Roof Garden , near the Kensington tube stop on High Street. Seats are still available, and it’s free.

UX Week 2014: Meet the Keynotes

Adaptive Path

Every year, when we set about the task of choosing speakers for UX Week , we look for people who can bring a broad perspective to the challenges facing experience designers today.

Modern Professional Learning (MPL) meets Modern Workplace Learning (MWL)

Jane Hart

ELL is where MPL meets MWL.

Megan Ganz meeting notes

David Weinberger

Megan is undergoing community interrogation over at Reddit , and one of the comments linked to her “ meeting notes.” Megan Ganz is a writer for the TV show Community that I started out not much liking until I had seen a few episodes and now sort of love. Except that it’s on “hiatus,” never a happy word in TV land. ” You should take a look

Assessing Evidence in CPD: Meeting Standards and Missing Goals

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is a summary of the talk "Assessing Evidence in CPD: Meeting Standards and Missing Goals" (aka Baffled, Befuddled and Bemused) by Michael Allen, at the 10th National CPD Accreditation Conference.

Senator Colbert? Meet Beppe Grillo

David Weinberger

Those of us who are not-so-secretly hoping that Stephen Colbert might actually run for Senate should take a look at Beppe Grillo ‘s career in Italy.

Healthy and Productive Nonprofit Meetings: What Does the Research Say?

Beth Kanter

How many meetings and conference calls did you have yesterday? Our work days are filled with meetings and conference calls with the intent of getting stuff done. But many meetings end up being a complete waste of time. Many of our meetings take place on conference calls.

The One Secret To Better Virtual Meetings: Empathy

Beth Kanter

Last week, I facilitated a peer learning session for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders and their mentors about healthy and productive meetings. We covered the best practices of meetings , both face-to-face and virtual meetings. Two simple tips will help in hybrid meetings.

Body Scan, meet Body Image.

David Weinberger

Instead of the fully-body scanners showing us this. Source AFP. Why can’t they substitute a standardized manikin image (which is what brain scanners do) like this: In fact, they could let us choose our body image. “You know what, my good man? Scratch the Brad.

VRM meets CRM

Doc Searls

CRM Magazine has devoted much of its May 2010 issue , including its cover and lead stories, to VRM and the growing power of individual customers, within which VRM is one vector. Naturally, Cluetrain is also covered , since it pointed in this same direction, long ago.

Meetings—talking shops or changing the world?

Euen Semple

I spend much of my working life, when I am not writing, in meetings of one sort or another. Meetings which others might describe as “talking shops”. There are meetings that are a waste of time. More often than not they are the kinds of meetings that you forget why they are in the diary but go along anyway because they are a safe place to hide for a while. But ideas are what change our world and those ideas take shape in meetings.

Meet The UX Week 2015 Keynotes

Adaptive Path

Every year, we try to come up with keynote talks for UX Week that hit the sweet spot between unique points of view and practical insights that we can all learn from. We’re excited about these three keynotes we’ll be seeing at UX Week 2015 , and we think you’ll be too!

Yes, please meet the Chief Executive Customer

Doc Searls

was a larger version of the one on the left, with the headline “Meet the new Chief Executive Customer. Looks like IBM and I are in agreement. Last week the first image you saw at IBM’s site (at least here in the U.S.)

Running Effective Virtual #Nonprofit Meetings: 9 Best Practices for Facilitating Engagement

Beth Kanter

Workplace flexibility creates a need for better skills in facilitating virtual meetings and hybrid meetings where some participants are in the room and others participate are using audio-only or video conferencing platform. Do not multi-task (do other work) during the meeting.

Working Styles – Where Fun Meets Work

Luis Suarez

Blog Post: Got a meeting? Take a walk.

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting”. Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Research shows that walking improves your creativity – never mind being good exercise, so take a walk and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.

Meet the class of 2015

Jane Hart

“Today’s incoming college freshmen represent a generation of highly-connected, tech and marketing-savvy youth who expect brands to work harder than ever. Knowing who they are and how they use technology and social media is critical to your brand’s success.

Class 189

New Bank of CA Stadium Equipped with Options for Meetings

Harold Jarche

Banc of California Stadium offers several spaces for meetings and conferences, all equipped with premium hospitality. With 14-foot ceilings and views of the pitch, the Founders Club offers the optimal setting for corporate meetings, lunches and parties.

How an LMS Can Help Your Company Meet Its Business Goals This Year

TOPYX LMS

Is it on track to meet them by the end of the year? Businesses that set measurable goals achieve more than those that don’t, according to a contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine. 1 “Goals help you stay focused and they can prevent your business from becoming stagnant,” stated The Balance.

Meet Your New CEO – Your Kid

Luis Suarez

Summer time is usually one of the busiest times of the year for me in terms of extra curricular work related activities. I know that this may sound a bit weird, but it’s actually rather accurate.

Step-by-Step Guide: Nonprofit Walking Meetings

Beth Kanter

One of the participants mentioned that they were going to start regular walking meetings with staff, to ensure they keep moving but also build community. Meetings can not only be a waste of time but also zap our energy. Walking meetings can help shakes things up.

Where data meets the people

Mind Hacks

Ben Goldacre might be quite surprised to hear he’s written a sociology book, but for the second in our series on books about how the science of mind, brain and mental health meet society, Bad Pharma is an exemplary example.

The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

Beth Kanter

One of the modules is on meetings. But often we forget to add the secret sauce: how to participate in meetings with impact. There is lots of advice out there about how to design and facilitate meetings. The Healthy Meeting Mindset. MeetingsFlickr Photo by Iain.

Design Interrupted: Design-time Versus Meeting-time

Adaptive Path

An article I read a while back caused me to reflect on how we scheduled meetings at Adaptive Path and how that might affect my colleagues' ability to achieve quality design work. He says "when you use time that way, it's merely a practical problem to meet with someone. I try to keep them flexible—weekly 30-min meetings that can be skipped if they are pushing toward a deadline or moved around as needed. And everyone appreciates the meeting-free hour.

Calma Chicha – Where Chill Out Meets Unconventional Contemporary Spanish Cuisine

Luis Suarez

. ‘Calma chicha’, as you may well know, would literally translate into dead calm , you know, when there are no waves, nor wind and everything out there in the ocean is completely dead still, either ahead of a typical storm or right after.

Six Power Tips for Great Meetings in Today’s Virtual World

Beth Kanter

This past year, I collaborated with Andrea Kihlstedt on a couple of Guidestar hosted Webinars on the topic of Healthy and Productive Meetings. Six Power Tips for Great Meetings in Today’s Virtual World by Beth Kanter and Andrea Kihlstedt. Good meetings don’t just happen.