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Getting ready for collaboration

Clément Ader invented man-powered flight (and not the brothers Wright)

Our society glorifies the one or two persons that finalise an invention up to a point the rest of us can finally imagine its potential. Before that point,


My disclaimer: make complexity engaging, not simple

Complexity is not about simplicity

When I say complexity can be surfed with 21st century meetings, it’s easy to think the subliminal message here is that 21st century meetings are simple.

Now simplicity and complexity seem to be opposed,


49 ways to spice up your meetings

49 ways to spice up your meetings

Henry Ford would have loved producing our current day meetings the way he produced his cars. His famous ‘any colour – so long as it’s black’ would have marvelously fit the numerous meetings that are being churned out worldwide.


4 lessons I learned on great meetings

It’s a sweet thing to redesign my website. I get to go through all my older posts again: all these ideas on change, innovation and the crucial role of meetings. Time to share with you the 4 lessons I learned on great meetings.


What is the ROI of your meetings?

Meeting are costly, but what is their ROI?

Meetings do cost money. Definitely. And you can find numerous tools that help you calculate the costs of your meetings. Just google for downloadable apps! But what do these numbers really say?


Improving your meetings is a waste of time

Is improving your meetings a good idea?

Most meetings are an energy drain. Everyone working for or with a big organisation knows that. So I often get clients that would like to see their meetings improved.

 


Enable great decisions by balancing spheres

Decisions and consensus are not reached in some settings. If the exchange of ideas has stalled and if all point of views are clear, then change settings towards a cosy and warm atmosphere.

 

Location: a normal meeting room

‘I don’t understand why you aren’t giving us the information!’ I had lost count on how often I already heard this reproach.


The four types of 21st century meetings

New era requires new meetings!

It’s common wisdom that the complexity in which organisations currently operate requires a different type of organisation. New, however, is that we also need different meetings fitting these new organisations. I call them 21st century meetings.


How soviet are you as a meeting leader

I am on my way back from Kyrgyzstan where I facilitated a 3-day conference. Kyrgyzstan (for those of you who don’t know) is a former Soviet Republic in Central Asia. Hence, it’s one of those countries where the state ruled and intervened in all aspects of individual lives of its citizens.


Do it without meeting

You’re in a meeting. The stuff that’s being presented is boring, as is the presenter. You know the discussion will be long and tedious. So you start daydreaming. Dreaming about doing stuff without meeting.


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