How many meetings do you have?

How to get your whole team to work

How team size and meeting size relate ‘Our meeting rooms fit a maximum of 8 participants.’ I was being guided through the new headquarters of a major bank. Of course the design of the brand new offices showed the decency and the wealth you may expect from a conservative institution as a bank. But I… Read more »

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The mirror we are ourselves

‘Well! If you can’t handle it, I’ll do it!’ She almost screamed the sentence then stood up and left the meeting room. She went straight to her working space, fell in her chair and gazed through the window. She felt exasperated. Her team was not able to pull it off.   The past 2 years,… Read more »

Where does your meeting impact?

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. But what do these numbers really say? It only tells you how much money you invested in the meeting. And that doesn’t… Read more »

Green Innovation Platform

You are creative!

‘I’m creative’ . Too often, I meet people that are unable to utter these 3 words. When they think of creative ideas, they’re never the source; when they think of creative persons, they leave themselves out of the equation.   I was in the middle of a deep discussion with a former colleague about work,… Read more »

A low-meeting diet

A low-meeting diet: some do it!

Today I was flabbergasted. On two different unrelated occasions I asked: ‘how many hours a week do you spend in meetings?’ The first person I asked is project manager at a big public organisation, the second manager at a global consultancy.   Both respondents gave the same answer: 5 hours a week.   Example of… Read more »

Transformational meetings

When I entered the meeting room I was not happy. A big U-shape filled the room. The four round tables I had requested for were squeezed in a back corner, hardly noticeable. They were not even the tables I had requested for. These ones were awfully small. In a split second I was reviewing my… Read more »

Innovation or change? What’s in a name…

What’s the difference between innovation and change? At receptions I easily swap between the two. And so do many other professionals in the field. Even literature does not make a clear divide between the two. As far as I’m concerned, some examples classified as innovation could easily fall under the category change and vice-versa. My… Read more »