Can Meetings Actually be Productive?

When is the last time you walked out of a meeting feeling that was a really good, productive use of your time?  If you were to think about the meetings being held in your company, how would you rate them on a scale of 1 to 10? 

I was recently in a meeting with a leadership team and the founder of the company rated their meetings at a -2 … yes, that is a negative 2 … Ouch!

One of the biggest tools in the EOS Toolbox when it comes to daily execution and productivity within the business is called the Level 10 Meeting.  Based upon my question about the rating above, you might guess (correctly) that the goal is to raise the score of all your meetings to a 10.  A lofty, but possible …

The agenda for a Level 10 goes something like this …

There is a lot to unpack in each one of these agenda items, so I am going to break this out rather that attempting to write a book here.

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Before getting into the details, what does following this meeting agenda do for your team?

  • Meetings start and end on time again … the structure of the meeting is set
  • Visibility and accountability are on full display … everybody knows what is expected
  • Productivity is increased and issues get solved … once and for all
  • Everyone is open and honest … feedback and accountability are handled professionally

If your Level 10 meetings are not going as planned or you have questions about how the Level 10 meeting works, lets jump on a quick IDS session and solve the root issue.