3 Types of Team Meetings That Will Gain Trust & Raise Engagement

Never Have a Boring Team Meeting Again

Wendy Scott

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Many meetings are a waste of time. People turn up unprepared, there is no agenda, and half the attendees are looking at their phones.

But effective meetings with a purpose are useful, especially when you use them for team building.

Productive meetings can do wonders for team engagement, building trust, and raising productivity.

Why?

Because engagement, trust, and discretionary effort go up when a leader takes the time to communicate and interact with the team.

Meetings are your prime opportunity to do this.

There are three types of meetings you can use to engage the team:

In all these meetings, demonstrating care and concern for your team is important. Do this by asking about workload, resources, required training, and roadblocks.

If you focus on helping your team achieve their goals and providing support, these meetings are well worth the effort.

Here are the three types of meetings you should be holding regularly with your team:

Strategy Meetings

People like to be up-to-date with company news; strategy meetings are a great place to do this.

Organizations talk about ‘being one big team’ and ‘going the extra mile’, but sometimes the reciprocal courtesy of communicating progress around company KPIs is omitted.

There’s even a word for not communicating to the employees on the ground — mushroom management.

“I’m just a mushroom. Kept in the dark and fed on sh*t.”

If you hold a team strategy meeting every three to six months, you can update the team, answer questions, and avoid turning your team into mushrooms.

An overview of what’s happening at senior leadership level makes your team feel included and valued.

The break room comments from colleagues whose managers hoard information aren’t…

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Wendy Scott

L&D professional writing practical, step-by-step leadership and training & development articles to help leaders, managers & trainers grow their careers.