It’s a new year and Ideas Time is back!
For those of you who don’t know, we have a weekly staff meeting (called Ideas Time), where we take an hour and just talk about stuff. Current projects, random ideas (good or bad) and other company news. It’s fun and relaxed, we really just chat and catch up but some of our best ideas have happened during them.
Meetings don’t have to suck, they can actually be fun AND productive. You should have a structure and a time limit but make sure you leave room for conversation, don’t just talk at people. It also helps if you assign some tasks, to keep the ideas heading in the right direction.
If your meetings aren’t working, change the scenery, change the voice, give everyone a chance to speak.