I learned about lean coffee style meetings and these are my notes of my journey using them. The first of the series starts here
One thing good about a lean coffee is that participants set the agenda for the meeting. That increases participation, even when everyone knows each other and meet every week.
In a staff meeting, there are certain things a leader needs to announce. How to deal with those items??
Initially, I took a democratic approach and put them on as an item to discuss, like any other item I expect team members to put up.
Guess how often my “announcement items” got a chance for air time?
Wow - who doesn’t want to discuss the current corporate changes?! Or changes in executive leadership??
Not my team!