Knowledge is one of the most important assets required to run any business. You must be able to share your knowledge and allow each of your employee to share their individual ideas related to your business. It is always best to welcome new ideas and incorporate it into your knowledge.
Doesn’t matter if you have a reputed brand or a startup business. What matters is what is the U.S.P. of your business. The U.S.P. of any business must be changed from time to time.
For instance, you have a business of mobile phone and initially the U.S.P. for the selling that mobile was it has the front as well as back camera and is affordable in price.
As every mobile nowadays have this feature you have to change your U.S.P. Now you can add a new feature that your mobile phone can be used as T.V and A.C remote. This is how you will attract more sales. This same thing is required in every business.
But why do we need business meetings?
Because most of the time we get major ideas while discussing a topic with someone. And every individual thinks differently. If you allow free and fear-free discussion every week in meetings, it will help you add more features to your business.
So the question is what is the correct format and place to have a healthy discussion for maximum result? Read on to find your answer:
1. Freedom of sharing the ideas
Each employee working in an office has some unique quality, skill, and experience. They all have creative ideas, different opinion, and perspective.
If you properly challenge and boost their ideas, they can surely come up with something which can improve the overall brand of the company. For this, you need to occasionally keep workshop and competition like a scenario where each employee gets a creative way to present their ideas and opinions.
Avoid criticizing them in front of others and neither welcome other employees to criticize each other. Try to make them help each other because ideas usually generate in the friendly environment than a critical one.
Each employee should feel like a part of the company and not feel like a machine. They must feel involved when it comes to discussing major ideas.
2. Conducting frequent weekly meetings
In face to face meetings, you should provide every staff a chance and platform to share their ideas with others. In such meetings, the employees get a chance to talk directly with top-level management.
These meeting will include:
(i) collective brainstorming sessions;
(ii) boost the usability of the ideas; and
(iii) responsibility to discuss ideas and help top management.
3. Informal get-togethers and events
Although formal meetings are vital for serious discussion, informal ones allow everyone to discuss ideas without any restriction. In reality, most of the successful businesses have become part of such cultural events and tours in order to gain better view about their company. In a formal environment, employees definitely feel afraid to share ideas with their superiors.
4. Use of digital ecosystem for meetings
The biggest challenge of conducting such meeting is not disturbing the daily task of the employees. With digital platforms, you can conduct such meetings from anywhere. For instance, you can create group meetings through video conference or webinars. It is a great way to have quick discussion with every member.
Developing an open communication culture at the workplace is vital for informal as well as casual corporate events. You should give equal opportunity to every employee and encourage interaction.