How many times have you been a part of a meeting where you wanted to pull out your phone in an attempt to curb your boredom? If you said a few times, you’re not alone. Now think back to those meetings, do you feel like it was time well spent or did it seem more like a waste of time? Did you retain any of the information that was relayed?
The purpose of a meeting is to communicate and solve issues. This can’t be accomplished if your employees are bored and unattentive. The best way to increase the productivity of your meetings is through a helpful business tool called the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)—a set of business tools and principles that are designed to maximize business success. A core element of this tool is the Level 10 (L10) meeting.
Are you getting the most out of your meetings? Is everyone present at the meeting focused and engaged? These are helpful and necessary questions you should ask yourself every time you plan a meeting. Increasing focus, engagement, and saving time are also the key objectives of an L10 meeting agenda.
An L10 meeting is a 90-minute session where you and your team can come together once a week, every week, on the same day and time. These regular meetings help you develop a consistent rhythm that keeps the company focused on the vision. Even if you’re not using EOS as a business tool, you can take advantage of the L10 meeting format to experience the many benefits associated with it, including:
With the way an L10 meeting is structured, it encourages you and your team to dig deep into issues to find the root of your problems. In fact, the bulk of the time during these meetings is dedicated to discussing issues that need to be solved. This allows your team to work together and formulate creative solutions. The quicker these issues are resolved, the sooner your business can get back on track.
L10 meetings are strictly capped at 90 minutes. They are expected to start and end at the same time every week. The limited timespan is meant to keep everyone focused on not only resolving issues, but also keeping answers succinct and to the point. This helps to train you and your team members to stick on a topic and get to the meat of the discussion.
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When it comes down to it, what really matters is your business goals. Are you achieving your goals? And if not, what obstacles are getting in your way? Everything involved in an L10 meeting revolves around your business goals and resolving the biggest challenges that are keeping you from reaching those goals.
One of the great things about L10 meetings is that the rules and lessons learned during this time don’t only apply to L10 meetings. The principles you learn can be applied to other meetings as well. This is a big benefit as you can provide much-needed structure to your other meetings. You can also upgrade those other meetings and turn them into their own L10 meetings that evolve in weekly, quarterly, or even annual gatherings.
Are you getting the most out of your meetings? Is everyone present at the meeting focused and engaged?
The health of your organization can be determined by how open and honest your company is. An L10 meeting encourages leadership and team members to address difficult issues, engage in open and honest discussions, establish accountability, commit to decisions, and focus on the greater good of the overall company.
If you need a solution for your IT environment, reach out to the experts at PCR Business Systems. We offer comprehensive solutions that help your company become more productive and efficient. Each of our solutions can be tailored to fit the unique needs of your business. In addition, we don’t require you to outsource all of your IT—we can supplement your existing IT department and help where needed.
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