In my first internship, staff meetings were a regular and helpful occurrence. They were relatively short (typically about 30 minutes long), held on Monday mornings and succeeded in keeping everyone up to date on the current team workload, scheduled due dates and pending deadlines.
In my current internship….lets just say the term “staff meeting” seems to be more akin to dropping the F-bomb at a child’s recital…it’s just not done. Ever.
I am, though, of the mind that well run and regular staff meetings, especially in an architectural (AEC) firm, are not just necessary but vital to the success of a team working together efficiently and remaining profitable on most, if not all, projects. But what I wonder is, what is the ideal “staff meeting scenario” for architects and designers?
I’d like to hear from you, the 4 or 5 people out there who waste time reading the crap I come up with. How are your firm staff meetings run? Do you have staff meetings? If so, and you could change one thing, or in some way make them “better”, how would you do so and why? Post your comments below and lets get this party started! 🙂