One of the ultimate goals of corporate meetings is to discuss key issues and get coworkers to improve their productivity. According to Event Manager Blog, planning a corporate meeting might seem like a cut and dry task, but there are some unconventional tactics you can implement to get the most out of your next meeting.

  1. Reduce the time
    It’s easy to block off any hour or two and dedicate the entire time to your meeting, but have you ever thought that you’re dedicating too much time? Instead, create a sense of urgency by making participants race against the clock. Compressing the meeting into a 30-minute timeframe could bring the best out of people.
  2. Say “no” to chairs
    Your employees likely spend most of the day sitting at desks. Change their day-to-day routine during your next meeting by eliminating chairs altogether. The simple act of standing can cause people to pay attention, stay on task, and listen closely. The change of pace can spur innovation.
  3. Go for a stroll
    Take your meeting a step further and have participants leave the office for a little while. The simple measure of taking employees out of their element can do interesting things. You don’t even need a destination in mind. A quick walk to a neighboring park or just around the block can jolt the thought process.
  4. Make an agenda
    Although you want people to naturally come up with ideas during your meeting, at the same time, you need to keep them on track. Define their roles ahead of time and outline key issues that need to be addressed and the order you’ll address them. A rough outline will keep the conversation rolling in the right direction.

There’s no one solution to holding a successful business meeting, but there are some ways to make improvements. The team at McVeigh Global Meetings and Events has mastered many aspects of the process and would love to help. Contact us today!