Implementing organizational changes and developing leaders to sustain them

Taugher Change Catalyst Consulting

“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”

Thomas Jefferson

Facilitating Executive Team Meetings

Executive teams are accountable for driving business results by:

  1. Aligning to a common agenda
  2. Deploying finite resources effectively
  3. Integrating projects and related work assignments
  4. Sharing information
  5. Communicating in a timely manner
  6. As business partners respectful of time and work schedule

Much of this work occurs in meetings. Issues are raised; open and candid discussion follows, priorities are confirmed, problems are resolved in a timely manner, and each team member is satisfied with the outcome, right? Not so fast.

How many meetings have you attended, but wished you had not? We have seen it all - no agenda, wrong people attending, starting late, discussion getting off-track, a person taking over the meeting, voices not heard, etc.

We provide executive meeting facilitation to help executives accomplish what is necessary in the time available. Nobody likes attending non-productive meetings, and a meeting facilitator ensures you get the most out of each meeting. Consider for a moment the cost in terms of wasted time and executive salary spent in non-productive meetings. Having a facilitator help your team accomplish its meeting objectives is well worth the investment and additional value provided.

A meeting facilitator provides your team many benefits:

  1. Helps the leader prepare a written agenda, and gets it distributed prior to the meeting so participants can prepare.
  2. Assists the leader in identifying the necessary, not customary, meeting participants.
  3. Prepares the meeting room and ensures that materials are ready, logistics are completed, and participants are ready.
  4. Follows up on meeting results to ensure Action Plan items are completed in a timely manner.
  5. Ensures that meeting time is productive and focused on achieving meeting objectives.
  6. Provides members with key questions and objective feedback.
  7. Keeps meeting discussions on track and uses time productively. (Not on off target topics or off track conversations).
  8. Brings objective, external experience to work situations.
  9. Helps avoid or resolve team dynamics issues among members.
  10. Promotes communications flow between team members.