Team Meetings are tricky to run because invariably it interrupts someone’s day when they are deep into a problem.

I’ve been on all sides of a team meeting and know this to be the case.

But it’s a necessity when you have more than one person on your team (that means you). It’s a check-in to make sure everyone is on the right thing, everyone is pushing forward and if people need help, they are getting it.

If you’re not sure how to run one, here’s a quick walkthrough.

One – Any events outside of the team that everyone here needs to be aware of.

Two – what are people working on – everyone talks.

Three – where are people blocked and what can you do to help them?

I’ve started adding a fourth component to team meetings – a bit of a show and tell – on what people are working on. Especially in a remote world, it’s always great to put some visuals to what people are doing. There are parameters around this though – it’s not meant to be a presentation, there is no powerpoint, it’s five minutes tops and it’s meant to be a showcase of progression, not completion.

Always remember, it’s a team meeting, which means, everyone gets an opportunity to talk and have their say. If they don’t, why are they there?

Take what you will and tweak from there.

Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up – available as an eBook or Paperback on Amazon (CAN and US).  I’m also the co-host of the Remotely Prepared podcast.


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