In our last edition of our video series on productivity tools for leaders, I talked about how the time-keeper is a very important role in a meeting in order to achieve objectives. You might recall that the time-keeper’s job is to let participants know when the allotted time for an agenda item is over. But sometimes, an agenda item crops up that really does require additional discussion beyond the time frame allotted in the agenda. Which brings me to today’s tool to improve your productivity so that you can still achieve objectives. Use a “parking lot” to make your meetings more effective.
Use a “parking lot” to achieve objectives
Let’s say you are chairing a meeting and you have a great time-keeper who is making sure your meeting agenda stays on track. But now the allotted time has run out for something under discussion that still warrants further conversation. When this happens, you, as the chair, needs to step in and offer two choices. Continue reading