Beach Walk Insights - Volume 1, Issue 25 - Play time 2m 11s
Too often in business meetings, the ideas and plans being discussed end up being postponed. Sometimes this is due to valid reasons, such as lack of resources and sometimes it's just procrastination. Test this by asking, "So what are we going to do now?".
Huge amounts of time and resources go into business meetings, so it makes sense to get something useful from every single on of them. If the meeting is important enough to be called in the first instance, then make some decisions and follow through on them.
So the next time you find yourself in a business meeting that's going nowhere, jump in and give it some direction. See what you can achieve with the people that you have in the room at the time. As Arthur Ashe said:
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.