First, tick the items which best describe your needs, concerns, goals or challenges:
We have too many meetings.
We have too few meetings.
Matters which could be better dealt with in other ways, waste the time available.
Arguments appear to make some people anxious or nervous.
We are asked or expected to make decisions without sufficient information or consideration.
Written records of decisions made are inconsistent with my recollection of what transpired.
People “keep their heads down” to avoid being given additional work.
Consensus is assumed but decisions are often not supported.
Inappropriate assumptions are made about collective agreement.
Too many agenda topics don’t concern or involve me.
Matters requiring careful consideration are given insufficient attention.
Those who conduct meetings lack the confidence or competence to do so.
Some people hardly speak or participate, even when asked directly.
We have a revolving door approach to problems: they keep re-surfacing.
Few people, if any, listen well to what others have to say.
Some participants' contributions are overlooked.
What is said at meetings differs from what people say privately.
People fail to carry out commitments they make.
Our plans keep changing.
New priorities are added to our to-do lists before other priorities have been dealt with.
We seem to be influenced by whatever is the flavour of the month.
We have plenty of good ideas but seem unable to turn them into action.
The decision-making process seems to follow what we believe the leader wants.
At times we all seem to be going in different directions.
There are clashes of personality or values.
Some participants won't collaborate or work together.
We deal with problems improvisationally, inventing the process as we go.
We seem to deal a lot with crises, rather than strategy that avoids or minimises them.
Meetings wander non-productively.
We exceed the duration set for them.
They seldom achieve much that is useful.
Too many of our meetings seem pointless.
Other needs, concerns, goals, challenges or interests:
Next, complete these statements, where possible, to record some of your strengths:
Our meetings function best under these circumstances :
Despite the difficulties, our meetings achieve certain things, the best of which are :
Despite some challenges to do with meetings, I am clear and confident about :
Any further comments you would like to make: