Business leaders in South Africa need some time to pause. We need to sit still, become quiet and listen to our own thoughts because our thoughts influence our perspective, our perspective influences our words and actions, and our words and actions influence those around us…
It feels like just yesterday when we were ringing in the new year! It’s hard to believe that we have a little over one month left till the end of 2018. And the next few weeks always prove to be the busiest time of the year for small businesses and individuals alike. It is easy to fall victim to the annual end-of-year fever, and we don’t blame you. There’s so much to do, but so little time.
Taking control of your finances is a tough yet necessary task we have to take on as fully-fledged adults. While it may happen more often than we’d like to admit, a lot of us find ourselves crawling into the next month. What would be the logical solution to this issue?
Municipality accounts, marketing material, expense slips (receipts), marketing letters, notes from a meeting, letters from school, party invitations…. Apparently, we’re living in a world that is more and more virtual, but with all this paper it certainly doesn’t feel like we’re in the electronic age!
Left unchecked, your paperwork can get out of control. How do you get it back?
Minutes should capture the purpose of a meeting, the agreed outcomes and can be used for follow-up purposes. But, just how much detail should be included in a set of minutes?
According to recent survey data released by wireless presentation specialists Barco, a person will spend more than 8 hours a week in meetings. That equals about 11 weeks a year. Further, 59% of people feel their engagement is affected by the number of meetings in a day.
I’m sure we can all think of the many meetings we have unnecessarily attended. Times when we have been unclear of the outcomes or felt frustrated that a subsequent meeting has covered exactly the same topic.
Here are 4 tips on how you can host effective and valuable meetings.