How to effectively contribute to team meetings

How to effectively contribute to team meetings

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even if you're the newbie to the team we've got some tips to make sure you make a solid contribution at your next team meeting coming up next [Music] hi everyone just like during the team projects you did at school in the modern workplace a mandatory team meeting is often met with eye rolls but it shouldn't be the thing is with millennial focused culture driven businesses steering away from boardrooms toward less structured workplaces and
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even work from home conference calls team meetings are more important than ever whether the company you work for has a team of 10 or 100 occasional but consistent team meetings are key for engagement collaboration and innovation the problem is that a lot of meetings still have that roundtable who's next attitude instead today's company should look to promote engagement and creativity not just the week's agenda setting things up that way turns meetings into an opportunity for the
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team to get together bounce ideas around address issues and get everybody on the same page so how can you contribute more effectively to your next team meeting the job postings dossier team put together the following tips to set you up now if you're one of the people attending a meeting keep in mind these three points first don't assume that your creative juices will start flowing the second you get to the boardroom table whether it's a bi-weekly team meeting or a roundtable to talk through a specific issue be prepared to
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contribute so depending on the purpose of the meeting you may need to do some prelim research or connect with a co-worker to either come up with ideas you can contribute or just to understand the topics you guys will be discussing next when sharing your ideas with the rest of the team simplicity is key avoid bogging down your co-workers with too many ideas or too much detail instead find a way to briefly share your thoughts and allow your team members to ask questions this way you're providing only the most relevant information and
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it's a good way to start a conversation and third if an idea or solution is shared that you don't agree with don't be afraid to voice your opinion laying out and weighing all possible views and opinions are what successful meetings are all about but when you do disagree aim to invite further discussion rather than just shut down your coworker when it comes to running a meeting there's two other points to plan for first a meeting is pointless if it has no purpose without a clear set of deliverables you're not only wasting
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your time but the time of your co-workers as well if you're asked to lead a meeting write down your objective beforehand maybe it's about increasing sales or improvising workflow and then prepare to guide the conversation with that goal in mind and finally it's important to make sure your entire team walks away from the meeting understanding what was decided that means before you wrap up the meeting give some time to finalize the next steps no meeting should ever end without the following being answered who's
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responsible for what tasks of projects one of those tasks or projects do and a rough idea about what you'll follow up about in the next meeting overall whether you're joining or leading a meeting by following the steps we just covered you'll guarantee that your contributions won't go unnoticed you know the good way thanks so much for watching this job posting stat see a job hunt video be sure to leave a comment below to tell us what you thought about today's career tips maybe you have a couple of your own that you'd like to share and if you have any questions
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