Every respected leader knows that his or her people have different personalities, diverse options, and unique workstyles. While such variation is a good thing, it can be difficult to manage. To avoid issues such as conflict and personal agendas, our Supreme Concepts leaders take a strategic approach to team meetings. Whenever we get together, it’s with collaboration, productivity, and empowerment in mind.
When you bring your people together, ask everyone to agree on some ground rules. They will set the tone for your office culture and the standard for behavior. At Supreme Concepts, for instance, we agree to listen to multiple points of view before making decisions. We are committed to open, honest, and respectful communication.
Similar agreements in your workplace will accomplish a great deal. They will increase self-awareness among your people. They will also foster a sense of ownership. Meetings will be more effective. These guidelines will even be visible to others. Customers, partners, and investors will see your team acting in accordance with these values, which will strengthen your company’s image.
Heed these Supreme Concepts insights. Apply them not only to your meeting process, but to your overall expectations for your team. Add to them and make changes as needed, making sure your people continue to be in favor of them.
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