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Remedy These Leadership Pain Points

October 14, 2022 SHIFT


Throw your old-school employee surveys out the window.

More and more organizations are making poor decisions based on inaccurate, irrelevant, and biased employee engagement data.

Worse yet, leaders are spending countless hours digging through bad data.

With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), leaders are learning how to increase efficiency, make smarter decisions, reduce risk, save money, and drive engagement.

Sounds too good to be true, but it's possible. High-performing and proactive organizations are making it happen.


Unnecessary Meetings Are Out of Control

No one wants to waste their time in unnecessary meetings, and yet, over half of employees still feel compelled to attend those meetings.

Reclaiming time (and conserving company capital) requires clarity and imagination.

It all starts with asking the right questions.

Top 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Scheduling a Meeting

  1. What is the purpose of the meeting?

  2. Is there information being shared that can be shared just as/more effectively without having a meeting?

  3. Is there collaboration or ideation that would be just as/more effective in a format other than a meeting?

  4. If we do need a meeting, who is absolutely essential to include?

  5. For the people being included, who needs to be present for the entire/parts of the meeting?

Make meetings worthwhile. Otherwise, you're just burning cash AND frustrating your team.

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