The correlation of business growth to how you meet

Aug 31, 2010

It’s usually possible to tell how actively a business is growing just by watching the senior management team meet.Management teams in businesses that are growing in a sustainable, structured manner tend to meet frequently, for shorter periods of time, with a small number of agreed outputs from each meeting, and those action points are typically focused on opportunistic issues.

The management teams of those businesses that are stagnant or not growing, tend to meet less frequently, for (much) longer periods of time, have many more action points from each meeting, and both the majority of the discussion and the action points tend to be focused on remedial issues.

What’s your meeting-to-growth correlation like?