Apr 12, 2019
We see it all the time. So there's a challenge in your business, everyone comes to the table, but instead of finding a solution, here's what happens...
Someone says, "We need to overcome this challenge." Then someone else says, "The problem is _____" "In the past we tried _____, but _______ happened." You and your team have taken time out of the day to come to the table and the only thing that happened was redefining the problem and not finding an actual solution.
So how do you stop discussing what the problem is and figure out a real solution? Here's how!
1. Allocate a facillitator to run your meetings. This person needs to be completely comfortable to stop the meeting completely, stop the discussion, and keep everyone back on track. Having a facillitator is vital to making every team meeting count.
2. Have a regular meeting schedule! We recommend at least once a week, if not, every day. Set aside time for you and your team to come to the table and find real solutions for real problems.
3. Take a step back and identify what the real problem actually is. Most teams and most leaders keep their focus on the actual problems or ideas to fix the problem, but at the end of the day, that's not what will help you find a real solution. Change your mindset, ideas aren't good and bad, it's all in the implementation. Always keep your focus on the real problem and real solutions. Because at the end of the day, all the challenges that exist and any solution is always centered around the people aspects.
Stop discussing, start finding solutions, and have HAPPIER CLIENTS, BETTER RESULTS, MAKE MORE MONEY, AND ENJOY THE RIDE!