Remarkable leaders understand that how they design and lead meetings determines how well their group functions.
Why Leaders Need to Master Meetings
Meetings serve a critical function in the workplace. The meeting's job is to lead a group from wherever they are individually to a new place where they can have a shared perspective.
We call this convergence; the merging of distinct perspectives into a unified whole.
Teams that fail to converge around a shared perspective don't work. They hold different visions of what they should be doing. They work at cross-purposes. Decisions aren't clear, projects meander, and progress comes slowly or not at all.
It is the job of the meeting to give everyone a shared perspective on their work, and the job of the leader to make sure meetings succeed.