When you’re operating at a high level, it seems like everything is important, urgent, and vying for your attention. You have a lot on your plate and it can feel like meetings take you away from the work that really matters. If the meetings are infrequent, people often resort to giving a status update on what’s happening with the company without getting into meatier problem-solving or decision-making.
Your time is precious and meetings should be a place where you get your most important work done. Rather than listening to status reports, you could be making important decisions or reflecting on strategy, which is exactly what this template helps you do.
When you improve your meetings at the executive level, these healthy behaviors trickle down into the rest of the organization. Each executive will take these meeting behaviors back to the managers they support, and those managers will pass it on to their direct reports. Eventually, this single improvement in your own meetings will have a huge positive impact on your organization’s culture.