Running a business is never going to be easy. There will always be some hurdle to overcome, whether that is starting up to managing your now successful company. One of the areas where you may not take too much notice might be during your business meetings. They are there for a purpose. It could be a sales meeting with your staff, it might be a general meeting to inform people of changes, but could they go down better? Could they be
Be inspiring and inspire others
One of the first things to think about would be the inspiration side of things. This is because you need to be more aware of the mindset that your staff are in. It could be as simple as sharing an inspirational quote, asking your staff to share the words they live by, or just keep it inspiring by sharing success stories. It might sound simple, but it can be extremely effective.
Listen to feedback and gain it as much as you can
Having employees means that you have others to think about and while they work for you in your workplace, you have a responsibility for their welfare and wellbeing. So it might be worth taking the time to find out what they really think. Engagement surveys and asking for feedback could be a great way to gather some insight. There could also be an opportunity for suggestions so that you can ensure that the business meetings are kept under wraps, perhaps don’t go on for too long or just gives the necessary information needed. On the flip side you may find that they want more in depth meetings and more information.
Praise where it is due
It is also important for you to ensure that you give praise when it is due. People will always want to do better if they feel they are being praised enough for their efforts. Maybe it could be a weekly thing where you share the successes of the week. An employee of the week or month or even something that is a little more casual but still recognises the efforts. It could be a great segment of the meeting and encourages more effort to be made.
Keep it short and sweet
There is no denying that it is very important to keep things short and sweet when it comes to your meetings. If they go on for too long you could be keeping your staff away from important duties. Mange what it is that needs to be communicated, and ensure that you deliver it in a timely manner.
Make it positive
Finally, it is also important for you to keep things positive. A positive working environment is a productive one, and so keep those meetings on the same level will encourage people to pay attention and stay engaged.
Let’s hope these tips help you to add more structure to your business meetings.