There are two components of having a meeting pulse. The first is the meeting itself – It’s stated objectives and agenda. The second component is its frequency – how often you meet. The fact is, you can’t run a successful business without having meetings. So, if you think that meetings are a total waste of time, do a little soul searching because it may be that your meetings are a total waste of time.
Ask yourself, how frequently your meetings started late, without published objectives or an agenda, where people were wandering in and out of the meeting, where they were busy checking their phones for messages and emails, typing on their laptops, really not listening to each other but discussing the heck out of everything without really solving anything?
If this is happening to you, you’re missing a huge opportunity to keep the circles connected, increase team health, solve issues, and get things done. I strongly recommend that for your meeting, you use the level 10 meeting agenda. This agenda has been used by thousands of leadership teams of companies that are running on EOS to help them have more effective meetings. Use this link to get a short tutorial on how to run an effective level 10 meeting.
Let’s talk about the frequency of your meetings next. If you’re only meeting monthly, what’s probably happening is people procrastinating, waiting until the last minute to get things done. The advantage of having a weekly meeting pulse is that you have spikes of activity. You’ll get more things done, more frequently and you’ll start building an environment of accountability and discipline where people not only will hold themselves accountable, but hold each other accountable to do the things that they’ve committed to doing.
Great bosses maintain an effective meeting pulse to keep the circles connected, which increases team health, helps them solve issues, and get things done.