NO MORE!! Please….NO MORE!!

NO MORE!! Please….NO MORE!!

Screen Shot 2016-01-22 at 23.31.09If there is one sure fire way to gain greater business productivity this year it is to have greater quality time for all employees to do their jobs effectively within a sensible timeframe, allowing a suitable balance between home and work.

There are no immediate plans for anyone to increase the day beyond 24 hours and so we need to look for alternative solutions.

Screen Shot 2016-01-22 at 23.27.23With that in mind, it’s time for us to draw a line in the sand, take a collective stand and say NO MORE!

For any business that wants to deliver their financial goals this year, “NO MORE” is something which could be a key observation for us to reflect on for the remaining 49 weeks.

We have a world of constant change, with employees trying to balance:

  • Faster change than at any time in history
  • Increased global competition
  • 24/7 connectivity
  • Diverse needs of more generations in the workplace than ever before
  • Greater customer expectations
  • Social Media proliferation
  • Etc, etc

The challenge for productivity is there and that’s why NO MORE is an important thought for us to consider. That is…

No Meetings Overkill Reducing Effectiveness

Stop for a moment to think how much of your working week is spent in meetings?

company-1136056_640The time itself is not a problem if the meetings are productive. They can be a valuable way to drive synergy, team work, innovation, creativity and solutions with enhanced communication.

So while meetings can be great, meetings overkill isn’t – too many ineffective meetings will reduce business productivity.

To make sure you’re running effective meetings and NO MORE, consider these points for each get together:

  • Is this meeting even necessary?
  • Who really needs to be there?
  • Are all attendees clear of the purpose?
  • Has an agenda with objectives and expectations been circulated in advance?
  • Can the meeting be run effectively in a shorter time frame?
  • How will you stick to time and stay on track?
  • Can attendees really not survive the meeting without checking phones or computers?

Once you have these basics considered, teamwork can be one of the greatest assets a business can have. How will you get the most out of your team?

Whatever your team development objectives, Unchain Potential can help you to create greater synergy and effectiveness to drive faster results!

About the author

Andrew McLean: Andrew is an experienced business leader with a career spanning over 20 years within Blue Chip Organisations, the majority at Johnson & Johnson, and including the last 5 years at Board level.

Having helped to develop the careers of individuals, transform the performance of many teams, and lead organisations through successful cultural and strategic change, Andrew took the decision to step out of the corporate world to set up Unchain Potential Ltd with the aim of helping other organisations who are keen to develop through a focus on their Organisational Culture, Leadership, Team Dynamics and Talent Development.

An internationally accredited executive coach, and Change Management agent, Andrew also continues to invest in personal development, becoming an accredited provider of many Industry leading tools in order to offer a depth of support, individually tailored for clients needs.

With a passion and experience for creating Engagement in Employees, Empowerment in Individuals and Teams, and Excellence in Performance, Andrew is an apt mentor and project leader for those seeking to Enhance organisational capability for Sustainable Business Results.

If you’d like to know more about how Andrew or Unchain Potential Ltd can work with you, then please get in touch.

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