Why tech-less meetings should be your goal

Tired of your employees checking email in your meetings? Frustrated that your staff members spend time logging onto LinkedIn while you’re discussing company strategies? You’re not the only one. Laptops, smartphones and tablets are excellent tools. However, this technology can play havoc with your company meetings.

Turn off the tech

Jake Knapp, has a solution for you. He’s a design partner with Google Ventures. And in a recent column for the Medium Web site, Knapp suggests that bosses prohibit employees from dragging technology into meetings. Bosses who do this will substantially boost the actual work that gets done within these meetings.

Bye-bye tablets

Knapp proposes that employees say goodbye to their laptops, smartphones and tablets before going into a meeting. This makes sure they give attention to what you’re saying and not a raunchy joke forwarded to them by their best friend.

The timer is key

To ease the jitters of your now tech-less workers, Knapp suggests setting up a timer where everyone is able to see it. Now, your workers know that there’s an end time for the meeting. When that timer goes off? Keep your end of the bargain; end the meeting.


Posted on: 05.09.14