Lean Your Meetings
The bane of modern professional existence is the meeting. An informal survey of 10 mid-level and senior State of Colorado leaders yielded that they spent more than 50% of their time in meetings, leaving little time to actually drive improvement in their operations.
Meetings, however, do serve a purpose. They're how we share our views, how we debate alternatives, and how we communicate priorities. The key, then, is making sure that you engage in the right meetings and that each one is effective.
Analyzing your team's meeting schedule will identify opportunities to reduce the investment you're making in meetings and enable more time for driving improvements, including process changes, training/coaching, etc.
Evaluating the effectiveness of the preparation, conduct, and follow-through on each meeting is an on-going process to ensure that the time you do invest in meetings in well-spent. Find out more at the
State of Co. website