Walking into a boardroom shouldn’t be a chore, and it shouldn’t be a boring affair for all those involved. As the leader of your company you need to instill a sense of pride and accomplishment in your staff, the boardroom is a great way to do that. At DataTech our boardrooms are always busy, and we have learned what makes a good meeting and a bad one.
Knowing your employees and their different styles of communication can make boardroom meetings much easier to manage. Make sure that everyone’s style fits into the way that communication is handled. A good way to do this is to ask everyone’s opinion on things, as some people are more prone to listening and might become frustrated when their voice isn’t heard.
The biggest but often under looked aspect of being a good leader is listening. If people don’t feel like you are listening to their opinions, they are less likely to bring them up, which can cause a toxic work environment. By speaking less, the more engagement you can expect from everyone else, your job should be to bring up topics and points and listen to what people think about them.
Make sure you understand all the aspects of your company before you walk into a meeting. Being blindsided by some issue you failed to uncover can turn a boardroom meeting on it’s head. Be sure to always educate yourself on your employees, the company and any other issues. Talking with HR before a boardroom meeting is a great way to uncover issues.
In order to keep achieving growth and success, you need to be able to assess yourself and your team. There should be a reporting system in place where you can track assessments and progress. Showing your team that they are doing well is a great way to open a boardroom meeting.
With the world opening up, its time to get back into the boardroom and meet clients face to face again!
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