Meetings are corporate hell. Let’s switch to doings instead. What’s the difference?
Meetings have an agenda, doings have a goal.
Meetings are about conversations, doings about results.
In a meeting, we commit to what we want to do. In a doing we commit to what we do.
When a meeting is over, the work starts. When a doing is over, the work is done.
There is tremendous value in bringing people together in a room, on- or offline, and have them co-create solutions for our problems. Trouble starts when we stop short of creating something. When we meet just for the sake of it … because we always meet on that day … and it’s all words and no result.
When scheduling your next meeting, I suggest that rather than starting with “What will we talk about?” you start by asking “What will we do?”.