An analysis from Harvard showed that 71% said meetings are unproductive and inefficient, and too often a source to waste of time and stress. According to “The State of Meeting Report” 44% of the participants experienced that a weak meeting culture, bad organized meetings means that they don’t have enough time to do the rest of their work. Still as many as 80% see meetings as important to efficiency and progress, but 70% wants a better meeting culture.

A study by Steven Rogelberg found that employees’ overall satisfaction or dissatisfaction with their jobs correlates highly with the effectiveness of meetings and meeting culture. In fact, although the purpose of meetings is to improve communication and collaboration, the meetings themselves often undermine these things.

What do you gain by using this assessment?

As many as 54% are in the category where bad meetings lead to a loss in their productivity, collaboration and well-being. The good news is that meetings can of course also have the opposite effect. A survey of companies that focused their energy on transforming meetings instead of just tolerating bad meetings and doing what we’ve always done demonstrated improvements of over 40%.

To improve your Meeting Culture, the first step is to make a baseline diagnosis of your company’s meeting situation, identify where you as a company can improve.

Practicalities

The Effective Meeting Assessment
 
Six categories, 22 specific measurement points
 
Language: UK, DK, FR
 
Receive comments on low scores
 
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The expected implementation time is 20 minutes.

The five focus areas in Effective Meeting Assessment

  1. Meeting Culture
  2. Before Meeting
  3. During Meeting
  4. After Meeting
  5. Meeting Management
  6. Future Improvement: Open Questions:
    • Any thoughts on what you think WORKS WELL today?
    • Any thoughts on what you think is NOT WORKING or MISSING?