Running Effective Meetings
  • modernmeetingstandard.com - Al Pittampalli, "meeting culture warrior"
  • Book recommended to Alex by arvind: Read this Before Our Next Meeting
  • Meeting is any time more than 2 people convene to discuss something (just two people is a conversation)
  • When you bring a group of people together, you should be looking at proposals; everyone should have something written;
  • Open Agenda - anyone can add something, but it has to have a written proposal and rationale; it's their responsibility to work with people ahead of time so that people are not surprised.
  • "Critical Friends Group" training at Collegiate - "Let the structure set you free"
  • http://www.designthinkingforeducators.com/ - Jonathon King and John Ment from Riverdale Country School have used Ideo (drive by HOS) and recommend this site
  • Set the norms for each meeting
  • "Next Steps"
  • Memos - how do you ensure that people read them? Aren't people already overloaded with email?
  • Give everyone a minute -- this is what each person is doing
  • The meeting structure presupposes a working email system
  • Alex - when the President makes a decisions it turns into a 1-2 page proposal. Proposals
  • See modern meeting agenda
  • Collegiate working on template for proposals
  • How do you manage proposals and memos to team, make sure that people are reading and taking them seriously?
  • The future of management book - Alex is reading, about org structure
  • Schools tend to be averse to implementing corporate models
  • Dictatorships - they work
  • "Dictatorships work. We just lost one of our greatest dictators."
  • "Steve Jobs, or Muammar Gaddafi?"
  • When I send an email, you HAVE TO READ THIS. I'm going to send messages because they are really important, and you must read them. If you have a concern
  • It too often feels like decisions have already been made at meetings, and the input is cursory and meaningless. Ongoing conversations continue meanwhile the decisions is being implemented. This model may be a breath of fresh air for meeting facilitators
  • Homework for meetings and culture of meetings will help keep people responsible for doing at least the bare minimum
  • If you're homework is not meaningful or relevant, then why are you doing it?
  • People need to realize that I need to do this if I want to contribute.




Additional Notes:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v-SBJoJ5XfO6XQkRS-Bp5kXpomRW3ntK2gK6s7OFpog/edit