Estimating Meeting Length

Estimating Meeting Length and Workshop Duration | Tips and Guidelines

Proper workshop duration and estimating meeting length help set the schedules and expectations of participants. Stay cautious because if done incorrectly, your sessions risk premature completion and poor quality. Additionally, if your schedule expands, expect scheduling problems and erosion of session leader credibility. ______ General Guidelines for Estimating Meeting Length Schedule workshops for no more…

How to Facilitate Root Cause Analysis

How to Facilitate KPIs or Root Cause Analysis — an Ishikawa Diagram

You can facilitate KPI (Key Performance Indicators) during meetings by using root cause analysis. Also referred to as Ishikawa or “fishbone” diagrams, the method generates a visual mind map listing possible causes. Named after Professor Kaoru Ishakawa (University of Tokyo), he developed the root cause analysis method in 1945 to resolve steel production problems. Also known as “Fishbone”…

Questions to Ask Preparing for Strategy Execution

4 Phases: Strategy Execution Map, Great Questions to Ask

Discovering and creating a Strategy Execution Map may proceed in four phases: Preparation:  Evidence-based discussion relies on facts, opinions, and perceptions gathered during a workshop from key stakeholders. See the questions below to guide your agenda and construct for your Strategy Execution Map. Education:  This phase will describe the process end-to-end to establish a common vocabulary…

Three Valid Meeting Types

3 Review Meetings: Operational, Strategy, and Strategy Renewal

  Deliverables should drive meetings, even review meetings. Face-to-face time is too expensive to hold unstructured discussions and hope some of it sticks. Hence, here find three strong reasons for conducting review meetings,  Additionally, find comments on the different types of deliverables, frequency, and structure for each.  3 Review Meetings Operational Review  Strategy Review Strategy…

Group Decision Making Quality

Influences through Styles of Group Decision Making

We have applied modern research about decision quality with material found in Vroom and Yetton’s robust volume, “Leadership and Decision-Making”. Here they identify eight styles of group decision-making. Modern research has well proven that groups typically make higher quality decisions than the smartest person in the group (ie, individuals).  Therefore, it is relatively easy to…