Do you have too many internal meetings?
Do you leave most meetings thinking:
"Damn, that's an hour of my life I'll never get back."
Are your meetings mostly reporting out on what you did and what you'll do next?
You're not alone!
Nancy and I just spoke with hundreds of fundraisers at the CASE V conference in Chicago who are overwhelmed with too many unproductive meetings.
How can you stop the meeting madness?
Here are a few tips that aren't always easy, but can truly make change for you and your team:
Most meeting invites are habit: he always comes to these meetings, so I should invite him...Other meeting invites are, believe it or not, just a courtesy: if I don't invite him, he may feel left out. Don't let yourself fall into these traps! By asking if you're mission-critical to the meeting, you'll know why and how you can add value.
We want to hear from you!
Try this out and let us know how it goes?
Wishing you more productive, meaningful meetings and so much success,
Jenna & Nancy