Increase Organizational Outcomes by Using Meeting Facilitation

Using effective meeting facilitation to adequately present and review complex topics, especially those that may be politically charged or confounded, could help ensure your organization’s growth and success.

While many agree productive meetings usually involve having clearly stated objectives and the right stakeholders present to weigh in on decisions, many overlook the value of hiring an experienced meeting facilitator. Good meeting facilitators work doggedly to establish linkage and alignment so that meetings are more focused and effective in achieving desired outcomes.

The world’s best organizations have realized the benefits of meeting facilitation. Providing team members with an opportunity to share critical ideas, discuss challenges, and define action plans can help companies accomplish and even exceed their goals.

What is Meeting Facilitation?

Meetings are a necessary evil in any business, but unfortunately, they don’t always generate the desired results that companies desperately need to compete and stay ahead of their competition.

A good meeting facilitator ensures that participants stay on topic and that everyone has a chance to speak and be heard. They may also assist with problem-solving and can lend support if a conflict arises. More efficiently run meetings consistently yield better results and outcomes.

What are the Benefits of Meeting Facilitation?

By utilizing an effective meeting facilitator, you’ll be able to:

Improve the Productivity of Your Meetings

Most professionals would agree that a large percentage of their meetings are a complete waste of time. An effective meeting facilitator can help keep your critical meetings focused on your objective. Not only does this produce better results, but it also leads to less time spent in meetings and more time running your business.

Improve Collaboration

Oftentimes, more dominant personalities can overtake meetings, which impedes others from sharing their ideas. A meeting facilitator will ensure that everyone has a reasonable chance to contribute and be able to pressure test different inventive ideas. This leads to better collaboration and stronger business results.

Implement Plans and Strategies Faster

Business plans and strategies only work if your entire team is aligned. A meeting facilitator helps to ensure everyone understands the options available and aligns their thinking on the best course of action. Positive team alignment ensures that decisions and change management efforts are optimized for faster acceleration.

Gain Better Outcomes

By keeping team dialogue focused on only critical areas, you will enable them to go exceptionally deep to pressure test the many possible permutations of a given opportunity. This next level thinking will help your company generate consistently higher-quality ideas to help you outpace the competition.

inclineHR Meeting Facilitation Services

Our team of experienced meeting facilitators are passionate about producing the best outcomes for your business. We’re interested in working with organizations that desire to re-imagine how they lead and manage their most critical meetings. Our meeting facilitation techniques ensure discussions stay on topic and that critical participants have an opportunity to contribute to the conversation in a meaningful way.

inclineHR’s meeting facilitators can help you with:

Goal Setting and AlignmentWe’ll help facilitate your critical goal setting conversations to lead your team down the right path. Assisting your team with appropriate metrics creation will also help to ensure alignment, accountability, and sustainable pull through.
Performance and Talent CalibrationKnowing where to best invest time and money to increase organizational output is an extremely complicated endeavor. We’ll help assemble critical information ahead of time, ask the right clarifying questions, and pressure test your group’s thinking, all to ensure an appropriately balanced and fair calibration session.
Conflict Management and MediationWhen two or more parties are involved in a conflict that is jeopardizing your business, our meeting facilitators can step in to help think through and problem solve the situation with our relationship first approach. We ensure that all sides are heard and that any compromises reached actually meet the needs of all parties involved.
Executive RetreatsIf you’re planning any kick-offs, plan of actions, year-end wrap-ups, or other leadership development retreats, our meeting facilitators can help ensure your events stay on track and remain aligned to your goals for the session.

Contact Us for a Consultation

Do you feel you would benefit from inclineHR’s meeting facilitation services? Our team would be happy to speak with you. Please contact us and one of our HR professionals will be in touch with you shortly.