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Run Meetings That Are Fair to Introverts, Women, and Remote Workers

Run Meetings That Are Fair to Introverts, Women, and Remote Workers | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

In the ideal meeting, all attendees participate, contributing diverse points of view and thinking together to reach new insights. But few meetings live up to this ideal, in large part because not everyone is able to effectively contribute. We recently asked employees at a large global bank a question: “When you have a contribution to make in a meeting, how often are you able to do so?” Only 35% said they felt able to make a contribution all the time.

There are three segments of the workforce who are routinely overlooked: introverts, remote workers, and women. As a leader, chances are you’re not actively silencing these voices — it’s more likely that hidden biases at play. Let’s look at these biases and what you can do to mitigate their influence.

Segment 1: The quiet ones

The unconscious bias: Smart people think on their feet.

What happens: A program manager calls a meeting to think through a resourcing issue. She summarizes the situation, shares results of a recent staffing analysis, and then tees up the discussion. This works great for extroverted thinkers (those that talk to think). But from the get-go, the introverted thinkers (those who think to talk) are at a disadvantage....


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 2, 12:48 AM

Three groups that are often overlooked

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 2, 6:20 AM
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TeamHousingSolutions's curator insight, May 10, 11:42 AM

Run Meetings That Are Fair to Introverts, Women, and Remote Workers

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The Seven Sins of Deadly Meetings

The Seven Sins of Deadly Meetings | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
And seven steps to salvation. Tools, techniques, and technologies to make your meetings less painful, more productive even heavenly.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/the-benefits-of-an-advisory-board-how-to-dos-and-donts/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=change

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Meetings


 
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TWCLibrary's curator insight, June 9, 2015 9:59 PM

Great insights on good meetings

HJJP's curator insight, June 10, 2015 2:11 AM

Meetings bloody Meetings.... 

Stan Smith's curator insight, June 10, 2015 2:16 AM

I had a commander in the military that used an ordinary kitchen timer. After 30 minutes he threw it in his briefcase and walked out the door. You'd be amazed at how effective that was in terms of time management. 

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5 Tips For Fast And Focused Meetings

5 Tips For Fast And Focused Meetings | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

 

 


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Tia Ribary's curator insight, April 25, 2014 2:49 PM

Meetings...to make them pay off, follow these useful suggestions!

Tia Ribary's curator insight, April 25, 2014 3:01 PM

Are you tired of tiring, unproductive meetings? If so, review this quick-read article, and consider the Meetings that Rock program by Northstar Facilitators. Starts May 6th! 

http://www.northstarfacilitators.com/meetings-that-rock/

Blaire Palmer's curator insight, August 7, 2015 6:03 AM


Meetings in the business world consume so much time, cost a fortune in terms of the collective time cost in dollars of all participants, and often end without resolutions being reached.


It is far better for all concerned, and the business itself, if all meetings can be conducted in a fast and focused manner.


This excellent article, suggests that business owners should avoid running overcrowded and unproductive meetings, and it offers five tips to ensure that all future meetings are fast and focused and lead to productive outcomes.

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7 Questions That Will Make You Sound Smarter in Meetings

7 Questions That Will Make You Sound Smarter in Meetings | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Meetings can be telling experiences. If you're an employee, you want to look good in front of your boss. If you're selling something, you want to make a good impression on your prospect. If you're the meeting leader, you want to set a good example for your team. In all of these scenarios, you want to add as much value to the meeting as possible, and look as smart as you can in front of the other participants.

Doing so can be tough, even if you're well-read and invested in the topic of the meeting. That's because meeting participation requires as much poise as intelligence, and one redundant question or moment of distraction could make it look like you weren't paying attention.

To improve your reputation and keep the meeting as effective as possible, ask a variant of one or more of these seven questions:


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 18, 5:32 PM

Meetings offer an opportunity to showcase your ability to contribute to a team positively. Here are seven questions that will make you sound smart in any meeting.

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How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work

How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Start by changing your mindset.


Difficult conversations — whether you’re telling a client the project is delayed or presiding over an unenthusiastic performance review — are an inevitable part of management. How should you prepare for this kind of discussion? How do you find the right words in the moment? And, how can you manage the exchange so that it goes as smoothly as possible?


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Meetings



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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 6, 2015 5:59 PM
Start by changing your mindset.


Difficult conversations — whether you’re telling a client the project is delayed or presiding over an unenthusiastic performance review — are an inevitable part of management. How should you prepare for this kind of discussion? How do you find the right words in the moment? And, how can you manage the exchange so that it goes as smoothly as possible?


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Meetings


Mike Belnap's curator insight, June 7, 2015 10:45 AM

Some really good tips that may come in handy...

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