[Creation Cycle] Effective Meeting Template
Meetings are expensive. This template provides a Simple Scalable System to foster collaboration and keep meetings on topic every time.
Causes of Ineffective Meetings
Some common factors that lead to ineffective meetings:
- Unclear goals / participants are unprepared.
- Discussion goes off track.
- Discussion and decisions are forgotten.
Running Effective Meetings
Most of these problems can be resolved with a clear, collaborative agenda. This gives everyone a chance to participate while ensuring that the most important things are resolved first and that those resolutions are saved for later reference.
- All meeting notes in one place
- Clear order of discussion with topic ownership
- Easy to add notes async / in parallel
I've crafted this template through hundreds of different meetings across organizations large and small - from 1:1s with teammates to roadmap discussions with dozens of participants. It's not a panacea but it definitely keeps us on track and makes it obvious when we start to stray.