5 original meeting ideas
Are you tired of the endless meetings that last for hours and you come out of them feeling like you haven't made any progress? Here are five ideas that will help you organize meetings that are more effective and, above all, more stimulating.
The "quick brain" meeting
Also known as brainstorming, a quick brain meeting is a meeting to brainstorm your teams. Isabelle Izard, a specialist in creativity and innovation, offers a hundred creativity techniques and has even created a turnkey facilitation kit for companies. These techniques include "unusual connections", "the best by the worst", "copy/reinvent" or "What if..." such as "What if we imagined the hotel in 2050? It's up to you to see which solution best suits the minds of your employees.
The standing meeting
Probably the best way to capture the attention of your interlocutors, who will find it difficult to indulge in a micro-nap after the lunch break. This method is widely used in the retail and industrial sector and can suit any young and dynamic team. Rather suitable for short meetings, you can very well split a one-hour item into two half-hour appointments. This will kill two birds with one stone by moving teams that are usually sitting around all day.
The world café
This Anglo-Saxon formula is intended to honour collective intelligence. Its principle is simple: divide your teams into small groups by making them reflect on the same subject in a limited time. An ideal method to encourage positive emulation between colleagues! After reflection, each team appoints a reporter who reports back on the ideas they have found. The pooling of knowledge and skills is often very fruitful.
The walk (or outdoor) meeting
This more relaxed format is reminiscent of some high school or college courses taught by teachers who are nicer than others for whom the classroom did not necessarily rhyme with concentration. Indeed, getting some fresh air, taking advantage of the sunlight and stretching your legs is good for your brain and morale! So don't hesitate any longer and enjoy your rooftop, your terrace or the nearest park.