Productivity is a combination of clever planning and hard work with fully focused efforts. In simple words, it is using your time the best you can and providing 100% results. While, this is something that's expected out of every business and employee, staying productive is not as easy as it may sound.
Critical meetings are not productive, effective or efficient. So, what can you do to keep your company's top minds on track and the meeting agenda on the rails? Simple. Call in the cavalry - in this case, that's a neutral, independent meeting facilitator. You may be wondering what a professional facilitator will bring to your meeting, but it's really about what they won't be bringing.
Is your week filled with meetings, huddles, stand-ups and project group get-togethers? Staff meetings, feedback meetings, customer meetings? For many of us, we spend so much of our work week speaking and listening and working toward consensus, that we have little or no time to do the work that needs to be done by ourselves, in deep thought.
Despite how it feels, the situation is not hopeless. The most successful leaders have found a way to maximize their own productivity even in the face of infinite demands. How? First and foremost by adopting a mindset that "My time is the most valuable resource I have and therefore how I use it determines my success."