Pump up the energy in your team meetings with these killer tips for in-person and remote meetings
The 4-hour meeting week and 25 other secrets from innovative, fast-moving teams
Most people wouldn’t describe their staff meetings as exciting. They’re just another ho-hum part of the work routine, after all.
A lack of engagement can really cause trouble over time, however. If team members operate on auto-pilot during meetings, they may tune out important information. More importantly, they’re less likely to speak up. Another benefit of holding great staff meetings, is that it can encourage a more transparent and open work culture.
This means you don’t get the organizational insights that only your staff can see. You also miss out on the kind of creative energy that helps businesses thrive. To rectify this, you need engaging team meetings that encourage attendees to interact.
If you’re ready to pump up the energy in your team meetings, you’ve come to the right place. Here are our recommendations on how to make staff meetings more engaging, both in-person and over Zoom.
For meetings that are more fun, it’s helpful to invite team members to participate. To that end, make sure you send a good staff meeting agenda ahead of time. Ask for feedback on the agenda before the meeting. This sets an interactive tone even before the meeting begins.
Once you’ve all gathered, here are some of our best engaging meeting ideas:
Begin and end your staff meetings with interactive prompts, and you’re on the right path. Remain attentive and present throughout the meeting to guide the room and the mood.
Fortunately, all of these engaging meeting ideas work well over Zoom, too. If your Zoom meetings need some extra help, though, we’ve got you covered.
Now that we’re often meeting virtually, we also need fun ideas for Zoom meetings. Your staff meetings shouldn’t suffer from low engagement simply because you’re working remotely.
To punch up the mood of your Zoom meetings, try one or more of these fun ideas:
If there’s a common theme when it comes to engaging staff meetings, it’s that the right tools make all the difference. At Hugo, we provide tools that streamline agenda sharing, note taking, action item management, and more. That leaves you free to focus on what’s most important during your meetings.
Hear from Summer Stewart at Toolio on how she and her team use Hugo:
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A few tips and templates for better weekly meetings. Download and use these agenda templates in Word or Google Docs, or use in Fellow for free.
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