Update September 2018
This blog post introduced the Meeting Performance Maturity Model (MPMM) for the first time. The latest published version of the MPMM can be found here.
Learning to run a meeting well is a worthy accomplishment. In successful meetings, teams unite and work takes flight.
When all goes well, that is. Run poorly, meetings are a blight on productivity.
Leading one good meeting matters, but as we all know, meetings are not solitary beasts. Only bad meetings live alone; failed sales calls and botched negotiations are not joined by a second meeting.
The rest of our meetings travel in packs, each connected to and reliant on the success of the meetings that surround them.
Some organizations understand this. They know that the way meetings work has an outsized impact on how the organization works.
Some organizations put this understanding to work, and actively shape the meetings that shape their culture. They know that how they meet largely defines who they are.
We can chart how well an organization manages meetings with a standard performance maturity model.