Most employees don’t like going to staff meetings which is understandable, however just because your employees don’t like meetings doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hold them. Meetings are essential as everyone becomes aware of what is going on and it is a way to involve everyone in the business.
Business meetings help to grow the business, help keep everyone on track and ensure that they know what they are supposed to be doing. Companies that offer crane hire services, for instance, need to ensure that each time a job is locked in for specific cranes, a meeting is organised for the staff at the crane hire company and added another session for the client, so everyone is aware of future jobs, dates, tasks and duties.
It doesn’t matter how many people you have in your business whether it be a few to a good fifteen people, getting together for an office meeting needs to apply to everyone’s routine. Sessions help the company to develop better ways to conduct their business and create newer ways to do things. If someone has a concern or an idea, they can raise it in the meeting that way everyone can have a say too. Going back to the crane company example, imagine how crucial it would be for the business if they did not hold a meeting and inform the rest of the team what was happening, no one would know where or what job sites some of their largest cranes are. This is an excellent example of how not hosting meetings can muck up your companies structure.
Then there are one on one meetings which work better for some as employees prefer the intimate setting and may feel more comfortable raising concerns. However, doing a business meeting this way means that the whole group dynamics will not be present. It is still essential for adults to participate in group sessions where everyone can have their say and have the chance to learn something new.
Having a business is to make money and have more freedom therefore, there is freedom to be gained when people are sharing ideas which can develop new plans that can help to drive in more revenue. Hosting business meetings can provide everyone with structure; it can also include everyone as a whole when it comes to rewarding people and giving out compliments. Having a solid routine by doing weekly meetings gives out more structure and allows people to mention their concerns and ideas that they can bring to the meeting with them to raise them as a group. Everyone can hear what needs to be said rather than chasing up each person to tell them something.
Weekly meetings help keep the business running smoothly and improves productivity. You can set goals with your team and thrive on getting those done before the next meeting arrives. An idea can be the root of a vast growing tree that brings something good into the business. If employees need to take time away from there work to find you and propose an idea, they will most likely not bother. If there are regular meetings happening people will be more inclined to mention their views at this time. Sometimes we have an idea, but we aren’t sure how to bring it into something bigger, something more. Bringing up ideas in a group meeting means everyone can work with a plan and brainstorming can be maximised.
Weekly meetings don’t just offer benefits to the employees but also the business owner and the business alike. While some places don’t do weekly meetings but work more monthly, they seem to lose the business interaction and motivation rather than when the meetings are weekly. Employees are on a weekly routine and end up getting used to them when they are one more frequent. Remember business meetings don’t always need to be boring and drag on forever. Have a laugh and a chat them get straight to the point without dragging it out.