No one likes meetings that go on forever or lack focus and end without clear next steps. A clear, focused meeting with a time limit, structure, and action items can be motivating. These kinds of meetings can drive progress and make people feel valued. Here are a few ways that Fractional COOs can help create better meetings.
A Fractional COO can bring the right people together for effective meetings. Studies show groups larger than seven lower decision-making ability by 10% per person. Choosing the right group is key to keeping the meeting on track.
Focused meetings include people with direct knowledge of the topic and those who can complete the action items.
Meetings can get too large to include people who don’t aren’t connected to the topic. A Fractional COO can help the owner and leadership team choose the right people for each meeting.
Good meetings stay focused. Everyone knows the topic, what they bring to the table, and who will make the decisions. A Fractional COO can draw on their years of experience to create structure in the meeting. They can make sure that everyone contributes. They can also bring the meeting back on track if the discussion wanders. A focused meeting can energize the team instead of draining productivity.
Creating Action Items
A meeting that ends with ‘next steps’ is time well spent. Too often, meetings end without anyone knowing what they need to do next. Deciding on action items, and assigning those items to the right people, means that