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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,


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?


Meeting tip: how to have great presentations at your meeting (video)

Many meetings share information through presentations

Here’s my second meeting tip, this one is on presentations. Many meetings are about sharing information. And just for now, I am not going to question whether meetings are the best way to do so.


Meetings can save the world (potentially) – part II

Is this inclusive?Is this inclusive?
In my last blog I discussed how great meetings potentially save the world. As an example I used the Climate Talks in Paris of last December, during which the meeting was brought to a successful close by using the Indaba,


Meetings can save the world (potentially)

Save the world! start with another type of meeting! Save the world! start with another type of meeting! And there it was, a small ray of hope in all the dark and gloom of 2015. Let’s face it: 2015 was not a great year: terror (starting and ending in Paris), war in Syria,


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.

 


Enabling great decisions: balancing spheres in meetings

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

Are you ready to move on?Are you ready to move on?

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


Are you asking the right questions? – different types of meetings

What questions to ask in your meetings?

People unite and gather to make great achievements. When these gatherings become formal we call them meetings. And everyone will agree that there are good and bad meetings. Sadly enough, in most organisations the bad ones dominate over the good ones.


What is the ROI of your meetings?

Meetings do cost money. Definitely. And you can find numerous tools that help you calculate the costs of your meetings, such as TIM, Time = Money or many more downloadable apps on the internet. 


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