Meetings? Do you really have time for them? I know plenty of people that don’t think meetings are worth their time. I’m going to let you in on a secret. Not making times for meetings is worse. There are several really good reasons why meetings are important so read on.
To meet or not to meet?
This is the question of the day. I a firm believer that holding regular meetings is a great part of doing business. Especially if you’re in a service business. You should be holding meetings with you staff, your subcontractors, and your clients. Here’s my top reasons why meetings are important and why I make them a must in my weekly routine.
Three reasons holding regular meetings are important:
- Communication. Communication is key to a lasting relationship. This is true in both personal and business life. With clear and open communication you can build and maintain relationships. You want to know what Sally is doing then you need to check in with her. And vice versa.
- Transparency. This is an area I think many overlook. If you want to build trust then there is no better way than openly communicating. Being transparent about what you are doing and why you are doing it is actually a very good thing in many circumstances. Transparency is at the root of a good relationship. Trust goes hand-in-hand with being transparent, which can lead to business growth.
- Innovation. Fresh ideas, new thoughts or, as I always like to say, two heads are better than one so imagine what a team of people can accomplish! If you are a good leader and openly communicate and are transparent, then innovation is the next step. Maybe you are struggling with a way to get to the next level or perhaps you want to try something new but aren’t sure of all the pro’s and con’s. Talking this through with others on your team is a great way to get the ball rolling.
Not convinced yet?
If I haven’t convinced you that giving up some time to meet with your employees, subcontractors, and clients is worth its weight in gold, then check out this article by Community Foundations of Canada. Definitely stay tuned for next week’s article where I’ll give you five tips on how to hold effective meetings.