To increase engagement in the meeting room, inject a little celebration!
Encouraging celebration improves everyone's moodThe power of celebration is a clear example of the upbeat atmosphere that encouraging participation can create. It’s difficult to whoop and cheer without meaning it - even the crankiest of attendees, in our experience, eventually gets swept away by the enthusiasm in the room! When the whole team participates, more gets done - and everyone’s happy they’ve done it.
Being able to make a difference creates enthusiasmThe traditional meeting model has the unfortunate effect that attendees feel they should mutely follow a pre-set agenda, whether or not they agree with, or have an interest in, its topics. Encouraging participation removes the sensation of helplessness: every attendee is invited to use their knowledge and expertise to craft a more effective meeting. It’s easier to speak up if you believe you can make a difference - and celebration can make everyone feel like making that difference has been worthwhile.
Acknowledging achievements keeps everyone engagedPlacing a visual tick on an agenda item once it's been completed is an acknowledgement that something has been achieved, and that everyone agrees it has been achieved. It’s an inclusive method of demonstrating to the group that, as a community, they have accomplished something in the meeting. By ticking items as you go, you still get to celebrate what you've achieved even if you don’t finish everything on the agenda! Watch for our future tip on how to structure your agenda topics to ensure each item is valuable by itself
Give It A TryAt Flowmotion, nothing makes us feel more productive than the grins we share when we celebrate our achievements - a well-timed "woohooo!" can make those achievements feel valued and worthwhile. Did you take on our challenge and give it a go? We’d love to hear your experiences with the power of celebration, and we’re happy to help if you have queries - give us a call, drop us a line or leave a comment below!
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