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. Failure to signal your intentions for the meeting. Now we can add in the standard conference call scenario of constant interruptions as people check in after the meeting has started and the chair starts all over again.

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?

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distributed liberating meetings

Harold Jarche

A great source of knowledge to plan and conduct meetings is Liberating Structures — consisting of 33 different meeting types for Revealing, Analyzing, Spreading, Planning, Strategizing, and Helping. The site links to free mobile applications — Google Play & Apple App Store — that explain what each structure is good for, how to conduct the meeting, and the rationale behind it.

zoom is not the problem — meetings are

Harold Jarche

In 5 psychological reasons to reduce the number of Zoom meetings , the authors list these ‘problems’ lack of non-verbal communication. It seems that the Zoom gallery view of seeing everyone’s face at one glance has become the default type of Zoom meeting. This shows the lack of creativity, or even basic understanding of the medium, by those who run the meetings. It’s your bloody meetings!

more on meetings

Harold Jarche

I listened to a podcast recently where Steven Rogelberg was interviewed about his 2019 book — The Surprising Science of Meetings. I think that meetings are prime areas of opportunity for workplace performance improvement. For example, optimizing meetings can make time for learning. Why meetings? “In many ways, meetings are the building blocks and core elements of our organizations. Meeting managers. Making meetings better.

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. Over the course of a career, you will attend tens of thousands of meetings. It adds up to years of meetings. It’s called Flipping the Meeting. In the flipped meeting, you focus on making the decision before the bell goes off.

From meat space to meet space

Doc Searls

Instead we’re doing it here … …like nearly all meetings happen these days. We’re actually excited about that, because we get to pioneer at unconferencing online in meet space, much as we did with unconferencing offline in meat space. And let’s hope this quarantine thing is over in time for our next IIW, which will be in both meat and meet space, next October.

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!

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. They even have a Fortune 500 client, which is not bad, given our town’s distance from any major commercial centre.

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 Some Of The Behind-The-Scene Leaders Doing Great Things During The Pandemic

Dan Pontefract

Today I want to focus on those that are demonstrating an … Continue reading "Meet Some Of The Behind-The-Scene Leaders Doing Great Things During The Pandemic". The post Meet Some Of The Behind-The-Scene Leaders Doing Great Things During The Pandemic appeared first on Dan Pontefract. The pandemic has both restored and shocked my faith in humanity. We’ll get to those shocks in another column.

Virtual Meeting Check-Ins & Icebreakers During A Pandemic

Beth Kanter

Meico Whitlock (Mindful Techie) leads the NTEN Board in a meditation meeting opener. Since those days, I have continued to hone my virtual facilitation skills to design and deliver effective virtual meetings and trainings. As nonprofits are impacted by the CoronaVirus and need more virtual meeting skills, I’d like to share what I have learned. This post is #2 in a series I’ll be publishing on virtual meeting facilitation. Online Meetings

Ways To Use Zoom Breakout Rooms To Increase Meeting Engagement

Beth Kanter

There are number of reasons we feel exhausted from zoom meetings as Jeremy Bailenson, Virtual Human Interaction Lab points out. It isn’t just the huge uptick in back-to-back virtual meetings we are hosting or attending, many times without breaks in between. You can also make your meetings shorter and fewer or leave space between meetings for breaks. Or make the meetings less tedious and more engaging. Online Meetings

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. A strolling meeting is a meeting where everyone is moving – either rolling or walking – and does not have to take place inside a conference room. ” Step 1: Identify Meeting Goals.

Who will win the epic battle for online meeting hegemony?

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

The pandemic has focused much of the remote worker experience like a laser on the lowly online meeting, where many workers now spend so much of their work day now. Stalwarts like Cisco and HCL are facing intense competition from upstarts like Zoom and Slack as well as industry heavyweights Google and especially Microsoft

A Retreat on narrative – where better to meet than in Ireland

Dave Snowden

The post A Retreat on narrative – where better to meet than in Ireland appeared first on Cognitive Edge. The location of the Cynefin Retreat about Narrative in Organisations (Ireland, 18-21 March 2019) is specially chosen for its unique landscape and naturally rugged beauty.

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

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.

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!

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? The first faction have already made up their minds what the decision should be and see the meeting as a means of coercing the others in the room to agree with them while the second faction wish to explore the issue further before making the decision. Split the meeting into two parts.

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. Dinner, December 13 , Full-day public event, December 14. London, December 16. ? One-day retreat. Berkeley, December 17 -.

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? What if every meeting in your organization was optional ? Meetings Organizational Culture ResilienceI’ve been interested in organizational rituals that build resilience.

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. Being collaborative wasn’t his thing in the old days. He knew no different. He did what they all did; command and control was where it was at. But along came a revelation.

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.

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

Jane Hart

ELL is where MPL meets MWL. Modern Professional Learning (MPL), an approach which many professionals are now (consciously or unconsciously) adopting, involves taking responsibility for their own career and self-development through continuous learning, on demand problem solving and getting the most out of their daily work. A large part of it happens, of course, outside of their organisation – primarily on the Web.

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. The intention economy and the subscription economy are both about relationships. Looking forward to seeing local friends old and new there

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. I’m particularly excited about this year’s keynotes because they may represent the most diverse range we’ve seen yet.

How To Facilitate Effective Virtual Meetings

Beth Kanter

Since those days, I have continued to hone my virtual facilitation skills to design and deliver effective virtual meetings and trainings. As nonprofits are impacted by the CoronaVirus and need more virtual meeting skills, I’d like to share what I have learned. This word cloud is from a virtual workshop I facilitated asking participants what the barriers to effective virtual meetings are: technology, engagement, connectivity, and participation. Facilitation Meetings

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. Specially, when those meetings are not set up by you, but by everyone else, and therefore making you lose the control , once again, in terms of one of the most precious things all of us, knowledge workers, have that we don’t seem to treasure well enough: Time.

Tips To Make Online Meetings Less Exhausting

Beth Kanter

Recently I facilitated an online session about how to get better at online meetings for Lightful in the UK where I am a Senior Advisor at Lightful, among other activities, facilitate online master classes for their BRIDGE programme. It’s easy to wing meetings with no formalised planning or an agenda. According to Beth, a good meeting is based on good design. An online meeting is more effective when you have at least two facilitators. Interactive Meeting Techniques.

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.

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. Let’s see what I would look like in a full Regis.&#.

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. This is an impressive move on the part of the CRM Magazine folks, and I hope the industry it covers follows its lead. I put up a l onger post about this over at the ProjectVRM blog. Read the rest there.

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!

Educating the Next Generation Workforce: Preparing Students to Meet Employers’ Expectations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of 'Educating the Next Generation Workforce: Preparing Students to Meet Employers’ Expectations' by Susan Aldridge, President (ret), Drexel University There are new types of jobs for students gradauating today, and new learning opportunities in igital labs, etc. This will also require that industry lead the skills-gap dialogue, and educational institutions adapt rapidly to meet these needs.

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. Introduce the concept at the beginning of the meeting. If the discussion during the meeting has jumped down a rabbit and become a time waster, anyone can raise their hand and be silent.

Working Styles – Where Fun Meets Work

Luis Suarez

If you have been reading this blog for a while now you would know how, all along, I haven’t been very much in favour about supporting the argument of the digital / generations divide or the distinction of various different generations at work, whether baby boomers, Gen-Xers, Gen-Yers or whatever else.

[dplafest] Dan Cohen opens DPLA meeting

David Weinberger

Dan Cohen has some announcements in his welcome to the DPLAfest. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people. The collection now has 5M items. These come from partner hubs (large institutions) and service hubs (aggregations of smaller providers).

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. So, what does it take to reach today’s teens? Read Meet2015′s latest whitepaper to learn the five ways to “friend” this new generation. Download the full report – or visit the Meet2015.com website. using

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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.) That’s who’s driving the new science of marketing.” ” At the “learn more” link , the headline reads, “The new CMO and the science of giving people what they want.”

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. Take a walk

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.

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. Here’s my best tips for scheduling virtual meetings for your nonprofit across time zones: 1. The World Clock Meeting Planner is a terrific tool that allows you type in the locations for participants and a date and it generates a timezone chart for that day.