Our bookmarks on this topic are also at pinboard.in/u:unison/t:meeting-design/
From Merlin Mann at 43 Folders: “A couple weeks ago, my pals at Twitter were kind enough to invite me in to visit with their (rapidly growing) team. The topic was meetings, so I used it as an opportunity to publicly premiere a talk I’ve been presenting to private clients over the past few months.”
From FastCompany: Suhasini Kotcherlakota, an instructional designer at the UNMC College of Nursing in Omaha, NE, asks for smart advice on taking thorough meeting notes. Gina offers her tips, and then calls on Brad Isaac of Persistence Unlimited to learn his techniques.
When you work with stories, you can ask people to tell stories about their experiences related to some subject of importance to you (and usually to them), and you can also ask them to answer some questions about those stories. When you do these things, you can find out things and make things happen that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.
Friday, March 13, 2009 · Topics: meeting-design
From Seth Godin: Meetings are marketing in real time with real people. (A conference is not a meeting. A conference is a chance for a circle of people to interact).
From ChangeThis: Herodotus, the Greek historian, reported that the ancient Persians always made important decisions twice — first when they were drunk, and then again when they were sober. Only if the Persians reached the same decision, drunk and sober, would they act on that decision. In addition to using what might be called a second-chance meeting to review important decisions in an unbiased light, businesses should also take advantage of other means of introducing constructive contention into their decision-making — Our research found nine additional ways to introduce disagreement and to manage that disagreement so it keeps everyone on their toes without harming the camaraderie of a management team:
Thursday, August 21, 2008 · Topics: meeting-design
Steve Tobak’s views on dysfunctional corporate behavior. What is it about meetings that brings out the worst in otherwise reasonable and intelligent people? Is it an opportunity to childishly engage and disrupt others? Or perhaps it’s a chance to demonstrate animalistic dominance. Who knows.