Have you ever been in a meeting where participants spend an hour hashing out details, diligently taking notes, but they can’t actually get to work until the meeting is over and they get back to their desks?Then they later have to reconvene to review the work? If you think that time would be better spent actually writing the report so that it’s done and agreed upon, there are ways to do just that.
With the right tools, you can use meetings to perform real work—not just talk about work. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Do some participants—whether remote or in office—have trouble seeing the content?
- Are you able to make changes to documents during meetings?
- Can you mock up designs or sketch ideas in files that are sent to all participants after the meeting?
- Do you ever leave meetings frustrated there was content you couldn’t share with the group?
- Are meeting participants able to mark up and revise documents during the meeting?
- Do employees complain meetings are waste of time?
If you leave meetings with more work than you accomplished, you should consider refreshing your meeting toolset.
Interactive displays and wireless content sharing solutions are some of the ways you can improve meetings and boost productivity.
Once you are able to sit in a meeting and share content from a phone or tablet, or walk up to a touch screen and jot down your comments without fuss or follow-ups, you’ll wonder how you ever worked any other way.
And as nice as it feels to walk out of a meeting and be done with the work, it’s even nicer for the bottom line.