March 11, 2023

A reason


Of course every meeting should start with an objective, something to achieve, something that makes good use of all the talents in the room. And of course you should take a moment to explain that objective and what a successful outcome from today’s time and talents might look like. And there’s another thing; the why that’s behind the objective. We need to work out how to put Tab A into Slot B within a certain level of tolerance using resources we control … and here’s why Tab A needs to fit so well into Slot B, and here’s why and where and how their accurate joining will contribute towards the greater goal. And maybe even why that greater goal was chosen as the greater goal in the first place.

For engagement and buy-in, remind yourselves why this stuff matters.

Skippy strategy: There’s always a reason behind the objective, so share it.