Written by Sue Hawkes on June 13, 2019
If you’ve ever walked into your Level 10 Meetings or Quarterly Planning and heard someone say “I don’t think we have any issues,” you’re on a slippery slope to mediocrity. If your meetings have become routine or your team looks to you as the source of substance for the agenda for the weekly time you’ve allotted together, then it’s time to consider some questions to better serve yourselves and your company.
The best teams and the best companies in the world thrive because of healthy conflict. This type of conflict is not mean-spirited and doesn’t involve personal attacks. It is the type of conflict that is founded in passionate debates about finding the “right” answer or strong conversations in search of the truth. Healthy conflict is aimed at ideas, opportunities, points of friction, and making team processes or business better.
If you have few or no issues, consider the list of questions below in preparation for your meetings and be prepared for more engagement.
There’s no reason to suffer through a boring meeting. As Benjamin Franklin said, “change the people or change the people. It’s an honor to be on a team and every person needs to come prepared to add value or over time, they may no longer need to be at the table.”