Alternatives for Meetings

Surely meetings are a fundamental approach to get your colleagues and employees on the same page and regulate objectives, however if there is an unnecessarily abundant dependency on meetings, you will begin to notice that induivulatistic productivity becomes stagnant and your employees cannot function alone. They rely on departmental momentum as opposed to the solo ability of operating tasks and most importantly, making decisions.

Now, meetings have easy access to rounding up a crew and focusing them on company prospects, but when these patterned schedules become a burden (as they burn employees out), it is a little difficult to assess alternative methods. HRMatrix suggests a number of various approaches to help you get out of this exhausting rut and design a refreshing stimulation to garner innovative ideas and connect with your team.

Let’s begin with the most critical and clarifying question: Why are you holding this meeting? This will help you align your departments and decipher which employees are necessary for the distribution of information. 

Ask yourself if this meeting is for motivational purposes. Has your team suffered a seasonal lag and you want to build new sources of inspiration? Is this meeting the best way to use precious company time? If they are beyond social purposes, then ask yourself if this meeting is held to supply your team with information and objectives to ramp up productivity.

Recognize Your Flaws

  • Are you holding a meeting, because it’s convenient for you?

  • Are these meetings held to conserve energy?

  • You would rather be doing something else, so meetings help you clear your schedule?

Goals to Keep in Mind

You have to accept that meetings, though they may be convenient for you, can potentially damage the progress of your team which will burden you in the long run. Excessive meetings compromise agility, because employees aren’t exercising their strengths in the workplace. 

It’s time for you to instill prioritization to teach your employees the benefits of independence versus collaboration and independent decision-making. Self-sufficiency is a key element to obtain, and if your team does not practice that, the result will eventually come and bite you. Think about it this way, when has constant control ever bought any good in terms of innovative, creative, and healthy progress.

Try to make every meeting you have count so that they are not broken down into these smaller meetings that happen more frequently. That’s what we are avoiding here. List your goals and determine different ways to achieve them. The point of most meetings is to:

  1. Get the team on the same page

  2. Innovative thinking

  3. Building relationships


How can you facilitate this differently? The concept of management does need incessant focus on every department. That is conducted periodically, so make sure you are executing tasks to the varying sects of employees to achieve those three goals listed above instead of maintaining tedious meetings. The execution of these separate goals will help organize the company’s prospects and help you and your team thrive!