Great meeting and art? Try Graphic Facilitation

Michelle Laurie

How might those who plan and attend meetings make the most of this information? This could be in the form an ice breaker but also in how we achieve the concrete tasks of the meeting as well. You don’t need to be an artist to include visual and creative elements to your meetings!

Meeting intros…beyond the go around.

Michelle Laurie

A few weeks ago, I got a request from someone new to facilitation asking about a great way to do introductions at a meeting. I have a lot of icebreakers up my sleeve but I was testing out something new at another meeting and had been given some ideas from an online group too.

2017 141

Meeting Rules

Michael Sampson - Currents

” They struck me as directly transferrable to meetings: 1. Make an effort to have a conversation with someone you haven’t met before at the meeting, or for whom you don’t get to speak to regularly. When I was in Europe last month I spent a few days in Rotterdam.

2016 116

Managing Meetings in SharePoint 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

In my book Collaboration Roadmap (2011) I talk about managing meetings as one of the “collaboration scenarios” that can be enhanced / improved through new tools. Within the context of SharePoint 2013, AvePoint offers a Meetings App for this scenario.

2014 187

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Elsua

I am not too sure whether meetings lower our IQ or whether they make us all more stupid, as my good friend Stowe Boyd reflected on a recent blog post , but I can certainly confirm they do take a toll on your own productivity. Well, apparently, the same thing happens with meetings.

2013 269

Planning meetings? Can visuals help? Learn the basics at our 2018 Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Michelle Laurie

I’m planning a meeting for May where a group of scientists will come together to plan their reporting on five years of study. I have used the ecocycle a fair bit (and love it) though I think its not the best tool for our needs at this meeting.

2018 130

Better meetings

Viv Mcwaters

How many meetings are scheduled? Do your meetings look somewhat like this picture? Maybe you can cancel just one meeting and take part in our on-line course for Better Meetings. No matter what you do, any small modification can result in better meetings.

Unconventional Meetings

Michael Sampson - Currents

In Jeffrey Baumgartner’s newsletter last year, he wrote about unconventional meetings. I happened to read the article again today, and it has some great ideas for re-imagining effective work: Most likely, you have a process of booking meeting rooms (at least if yours is a larger company), sitting around a table and following a structured approach to your meeting which is all very conventional and, let us be honest here, boring. Have a standing meeting.

2016 89

Unconventional Meetings

Michael Sampson - Currents

In Jeffrey Baumgartner’s newsletter last year, he wrote about unconventional meetings. I happened to read the article again today, and it has some great ideas for re-imagining effective work: Most likely, you have a process of booking meeting rooms (at least if yours is a larger company), sitting around a table and following a structured approach to your meeting which is all very conventional and, let us be honest here, boring. Have a standing meeting.

2016 89

Stand-Up Meetings #meetings

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Wall Street Journal reports on the rise of stand-up meetings : " Atomic Object, a Grand Rapids, Mich., software-development firm, holds company meetings first thing in the morning. Stand-up meetings are part of a fast-moving tech culture in which sitting has become synonymous with sloth. Stand-up meetings are part of a fast-moving tech culture in which sitting has become synonymous with sloth. Atomic Object even frowns upon tables during meetings.

Microsoft Surface Hub – Reinventing Meeting Dynamics

Michael Sampson - Currents

It is intended to be used for collaborative meetings, brainstorming, and other group activities. Meetings At the Windows 10 event today, Microsoft announced Surface Hub.

2015 167

HUMAN – sci-fi meets aid

Viv Mcwaters

As a long-time fan of science fiction, I was delighted to hear that J. was writing a new novel, the world’s first humanitarian science fiction. is a fabulous writer as his previous books – fiction and non-fiction, all with humanitarian themes – attest.

2016 173

When improvisation meets Open Space

Viv Mcwaters

And it’s not so much what they represent, as the people they have enabled me to meet, befriend, and learn from. When improvisation meets Open Space is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. The post When improvisation meets Open Space appeared first on vivmcwaters.com.au.

2014 208

Better meetings?

Viv Mcwaters

It was described as ‘the best infographic ever’ I like the simplicity of it, and while it relates to happiness, it got me thinking about meetings. The premise is, if your meetings are not working, then try something else – change something.

Not Every Meeting Room Can Have a Surface Meeting Hub

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft is working to improve the meeting experience for people worldwide, and its Surface Meeting Hub is a good step in that direction. But that’s not going to see widespread adoption for a while yet (due to high pricing), and so there is Project Rigel : Over 97 percent of meeting rooms are currently equipped with traditional projectors or displays and only a telephone for including remote participants. Meetings

2016 89

Improving Meetings

Michael Sampson - Currents

Meetings are essential to collaboration, but they're the bane of people's existence. A couple of academics in 2006 wrote about the problem of attending too many meetings and spending too much time there. Based on earlier research on meetings, the academics did the following: " They devised a pair of hypotheses, educatedly guessing that: 1. The more meetings one has to attend, the greater the negative effects; and.

Bring your meetings to life!

Viv Mcwaters

Only a few places left for Creative Facilitation Training : how to bring your meetings to life! Beyond the traditional ‘facilitator’ role – What does leading a meeting mean in today’s workplaces? Bring your meetings to life! Meetings start late, and.

2015 141

All meetings are cancelled

Viv Mcwaters

Do you go to a lot of meetings? Luckily I no longer work in an organisation where I have to go to meetings. Most often, my meetings happen at a cafe or over Skype. I know people who spend most of their working day at meetings.

2013 141

Easing conflicts in meeting situations

Michelle Laurie

Stress balls can be a tactic to ease peoples tensions at meetings. Lately I have been exposed to potential meetings where conflict may arise. They may have legitimate concerns and being prepared to listen and work with the conflict is important as the meeting facilitator.

Cognitive Meetings with Ricoh and IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

Meetings consume a significant portion of the modern worker’s “schedule space” and perhaps more worryingly an even greater proportion of their “mental space.” ” “Watson, out of the people at this meeting, who should not be coming?

2017 116

What would a family friendly community meeting look like (besides noisy)?

Michelle Laurie

Recently, I attended a public meeting held at the local community hall to share the latest findings from a city budget engagement process. It had not crossed my mind whether we would be welcome (or not) at this meeting in our community hall.

2015 151

Meetings and more meetings

Michelle Laurie

A lot of my work takes place in the form of meetings. I am participating in other people’s meetings or planning my own meetings. Meetings can be a great forum for communication and knowledge sharing though sometimes they don’t always turn out that way. I was struck recently by an article published by the Asian Development Bank called Conducting Effective Meetings.

Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm very happy to work with Ria van Dinteren to prepare a session on Brein meets social media on the 16th of February in the Netherlands. Brain learning is currently a hot topic in the Netherlands amongst learning professionals. I read the book Brein@work van Ria van Dinteren en Nina Lazeron.

Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

The common theme is really about how the larger societal context meets the relevant community technologies. Conference attendants could meet members of specific communities, and e.g. work with them in separate community-driven workshops. I’m currently in Siegen, Germany.

2014 201

What would a family friendly community meeting look like (besides noisy)?

Michelle Laurie

Recently, I attended a public meeting held at the local community hall to share the latest findings from a city budget engagement process. It had not crossed my mind whether we would be welcome (or not) at this meeting in our community hall.

2015 130

Best practices for better meetings

The Bumble Bee

"If we want to do something creative, outside the box, innovative and un-traditional I am doubtful that sitting in a traditional meeting room, having a traditional meeting and following a traditional meeting script is going to move us toward that vision".

300,000 Hours a Year For One “Non-Essential” Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a conversation about the application of Delve Analytics, Ryan Fuller shares a story of how the tool was used to identify the overall time spent every year for one weekly executive status meeting (from 6:15 in the video above). Result: a re-evaluation of the meeting.

2016 159

300,000 Hours a Year For One “Non-Essential” Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a conversation about the application of Delve Analytics, Ryan Fuller shares a story of how the tool was used to identify the overall time spent every year for one weekly executive status meeting (from 6:15 in the video above). Result: a re-evaluation of the meeting.

2016 159

The theatre of meetings

Viv Mcwaters

Contrast that experience with ones you may have had at work when attending a meeting. Scripted Play Work Meeting. Theatre Meeting room. Usually enjoyable Not another *%^$# meeting! Meetings are not scripted. Some meetings are scripted. There’s usually no script for a meeting. Related posts: Meetings.

Open Space Technology for Effective Meetings

Michelle Laurie

I am organizing two meetings in the next month that will use Open Space Technology. For one it was purposeful and for the other it simply emerged as the best method to ensure the meeting meets the needs of participants. A few good online videos that describe open space technology are: Effective meetings Uncategorized conference conversations effective meetings engagement

Tech steward meet tech mentor

Digital Habitats

(Cross-posted from my Learning Alliances blog.). Recently I finished a remarkably useful book: Mizuko Ito, et al. Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning With New Media (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2009).

State of the Modern Meeting—from Blue Jeans

Michael Sampson - Currents

Blue Jeans Network released the second edition of its Modern Meeting Report , highlighting changes in how collaboration technology is reshaping meetings around the world. Key findings in the report: No Face Time, No Deal: Nearly three quarters (71 percent) of people believe they lost a deal due to the lack of face-to-face interaction and six percent have admitted to falling asleep during an audio-only meeting. CEOs, CTOs and Founders are most often late to meetings.

2013 122

Working Styles – Where Fun Meets Work

Elsua

2013 213

Taking a Toshiba Z20T to a Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

I’m used to seeing those in meetings, but he had one of the Toshiba Z20t hybrid tablet/laptop devices instead. He’d left the keyboard behind, and just carried the tablet head down to the meeting.

2016 116

How to disrupt meetings

Chris Corrigan

With tongue in cheek, this would make an excellent set of guidelines to reflect on at the start of a meeting. My friend Tim Merry found this gem, from a 1944 CIA manual on how to perfrom acts of simple sabotage.

2015 74

Meet Your New CEO – Your Kid

Elsua

Summer time is usually one of the busiest times of the year for me in terms of extra curricular work related activities. I know that this may sound a bit weird, but it’s actually rather accurate.

2013 194

"'Let's [not] meet'"

Endless Knots

Eli Stein cartoon, reprinted with permission Scott Kirsner's round-up today on how people feel about meetings - and what they do about it - is "likely" to be one of the most "liked" articles in modern Boston Globism. Other than. Business

Mike's Meeting Tips

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mike Richardson from My Driving Seat offers a variety of strategies for having productive / agile meetings, including: " Map your meeting: Create a standing agenda and a master spreadsheet with tabs relevant to each agenda item with the expected inputs, throughputs and outputs. That way, the meetings are easy for the chairman to run because everything is crystal clear. all in a format large enough for you to refer to during the meeting. ".

Meetings or Meetups?

Viv Mcwaters

Today meetup.com facilitates off-line group meetings on any imaginable topic, now in 101 countries. Generally, I’m not a joiner of groups, especially if there’s even a sniff of agendas, minutes, and traditional meeting procedure. Nor am I a fan of meetings per se. I know people whose days are just full of meetings, and their email full of meeting notifications. They complain about these meetings. Meetings or Meetups?

Four rules for collaborating well in meetings

The Bumble Bee

A lot of my work involves facilitating large meetings where groups need to collaborate to resolve difficult issues or develop future plans for working together. Now the other side of that coin is that 96% of people are trustworthy - ie 24 out of 25 people you meet.

2012 197

Calma Chicha – Where Chill Out Meets Unconventional Contemporary Spanish Cuisine

Elsua

. ‘Calma chicha’, as you may well know, would literally translate into dead calm , you know, when there are no waves, nor wind and everything out there in the ocean is completely dead still, either ahead of a typical storm or right after.

2016 151

Tech steward meet tech mentor

Learning Alliances

Recently I finished a remarkably useful book: Mizuko Ito, et al. Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning With New Media (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2009).

Thinking Styles in Meetings

Michael Sampson - Currents

Frank outlines four thinking styles in meetings , by mapping focus (single, multiple) against perspectives (single, multiple): " By FOCUS I refer to: What does the assembled group want to get out of the meeting? Too often we venture into meetings (me included) with very different expectations. By PERSPECTIVES I refer to the diversity of views that are carried by the meeting attendees.