Take Your Next Business Meeting Out of The Office
Meetings are an important part of any business - whether it’s with your team members, potential clients, or investors - when they are used effectively. If you always have your meetings in the same boring place, they will never be effective. It will be difficult for the people in the meeting to stay focused, and your office distractions will always be there. We have 5 reasons why you should step out of the office for your next meeting.
Energize team members.
Think about it, your team members already have to spend 40 or more hours each week in the same environment. Help stimulate the minds of your colleagues by stepping outside for a breath of fresh air and a change of scenery. Doing so will also boost morale and overall happiness in the office.
Holding meetings in your own business space may limit the number of people who can attend each meeting. The ideal way to ensure everyone can be in your important business meetings is to hold them in open spaces.
Increase focus and creativity.
Think about the last time you had a great idea about a new project. Your best idea probably was not born in your conference meeting room. The most productive meetings often take place outside of the office. Motivate your colleagues by taking them outside of the office to boost creativity and focus. Bringing them to a new environment will inspire new ideas, and will ultimately help your business.
With phones always ringing, buzzing, and vibrating and colleagues interrupting, it’s hard to keep the meeting productive and keep everyone’s attention. Meetings shouldn’t have to be stressful or unproductive, so consider holding your meetings outside in a nice, quiet spot or in a large, open meeting space with less distractions.
It’s not always easy to find time on everyone’s schedule to get together for company meetings, so when you finally do find time, you want it to be as productive as possible as to not waste anyone’s precious work time. Consider taking a walk around the block and discussing ideas if it’s nice out, or renting a hall once a month or quarterly and discussing months in advance. Only call the people in for meetings related to the subject at hand so you’re not wasting other colleagues’ time. It’s time to take control of your meetings, and that begins with changing the environment of your meetings.