The definition of a team is people who come together to achieve a common goal. In order to achieve that goal, it is crucial for a team to meet weekly. From sports teams to law offices, weekly meetings can improve efficiency and effectiveness.
My team and I have been conducting meetings twice a week, every week for months now. These meetings have done wonders for us and the goals we try to achieve. Why are they necessary?
First, they help to keep every team member held accountable for their responsibilities and contributions. A lot of times it is harder to say to your whole team aloud that you fell short compared to keeping the knowledge of your progress to yourself. We don’t want to lose sight of our duties to each other!
Next, they allow everyone to feel truly valued and recognized. These meetings create a good space where team members get to be validated and congratulated for their accomplishments.
Weekly meetings also make sure needs are being met, questions are being answered, and concerns are being addressed. When all three of these things occur, a team can connect and grow together!
The structure of our weekly meetings is as follows:
Structure: (total time- roughly 30 minutes)
- Recap from the last few days- three minute limit on each staff member
- Goals for the day
- Plan for the day
Questions and Concerns
What are your time blocks for the day?
Teaching & Growing Moment
I was inspired to start having regular meetings by my successful friend Mark Melichar. They do it at his financial firm every day and the timing is where I got our time from. I was also inspired by a recent book I read called The One Thing. This book outlines the importance of time management and creating a time block for yourself every day to work on one crucial task for your goals. The book instructs that during the specific time block, the person must not let in any outside disturbances or people, and set their mind on one task. We implement these time blocks into our work weeks and set them at weekly meetings so we are all aware of each other’s blocks.
I also always include a teaching and growing moment. These moments are there for me to give a brief lesson intended to inspire and teach my team. From the importance of learning names to biblical stories, these lessons allow us to connect in a meaningful way and inspire each other to be the best versions of ourselves.
Try out weekly meetings with your team and see how it works for you! Comment any feedback below.