Year: 2017

active listening

Active listening - Improve your communication skills!

During a meeting people are constantly communicating via both words and visuals cues. However, sending messages is not the only part of the communication process. Receiving (listening) is just as…


self-organizing teams

Building a self-organizing team

In Scrum, development teams are guided to be self-organized. The concept of self-organization is very important in Scrum and Agile philosophies. The Scrum framework prescribes that teams should be…


cultural differences in meeting

Handling cultural differences in your meeting

International companies have employees all over the world. Working with multicultural teams offers a lot of advantages, like deep knowledge of different product markets, culturally sensitive…


giving feedback

How to give and receive constructive feedback

Feedback is an essential part of a healthy company and also one of its largest challenges. Some people don’t like giving feedback, some don’t like receiving it, and not a lot of people know what…


engaging meetings

8 tips for engaging meetings and energized attendees

One big problem in meetings is that attendees are not engaged and don’t deliver any useful input. Meetings can be strenuous at times and it’s hard to keep your team engaged. Every business has a…


recurring meetings

Recurring meetings: the rhythm of your meeting culture

Once there is more than one person in a company, structured communication must be a priority. This communication needs focus and alignment to make sure that problems are spotted and solved quickly.…


group decision making

4 great group decision making methods

People generally hold meetings to come to a decision. However, group decision making is not very easy. Things like incomplete information and narrow perspectives can make your group decision making a…


meeting etiquette

Meeting etiquette: how to behave during business meetings

Meetings are here to work better together so you can get things done. People seem to forget that sometimes and come into the meeting cranky and unmotivated. Sitting in a one-hour meeting with a few…


meeting facilitator

What makes a good Meeting Facilitator? Skills & Responsibilities.

By definition, facilitating means “to make easier or less difficult; help forward.” Every meeting usually needs a meeting facilitator, someone to help participants stay involved, to lead discussions,…