Leading Effective Meetings: Boost Decision Making
What you'll learn
- Design and build group decisions that sustain momentum through the waves of organizational change.
- Leverage group behavior to strengthen your bond with stakeholders to earn their trust, confidence, and respect.
- Engage the intelligence of diverse perspectives to better understand the situation and assess the options to enhance evidence-driven group decisions
- Record the route of a group decision with the help of the Decision Design Canvas.
- Discover a simple 4-step process to make better and faster decisions.
- Lead and run meetings effectively
- Anyone can take this course
Do you find yourself in meetings that are unproductive, boring and not leading to tangible results? There is a huge gain to make meetings more effective, since they make up for most of your week.
Did you know... High performance organisations make better group decisions and therefore are more agile!
It seems obvious: companies that make good decisions and act on them perform well. Yet poor decision-making remains a chronic problem at many companies.
Decisions by Design is a simple and powerful tool to achieve the best achievable and sustainable decisions with active participation.
Four design steps lead you as a change-maker, interactively with the relevant stakeholders, to crucial and informed decisions, in which all perspectives and realities are acknowledged.
This decision-making method knows how to deal with the pitfalls of group processes (such as tunnel vision and group think), conflicting interests, cognitive errors (such as the tendency to overestimate oneself), intuition and securing the decision for the long term.
- you are able to design and facilitate effective group decision-making;
- decisions crafted by Decisions by Design don't land on a shelf but are followed through and institutionalised in the organisation;
- no endless, boring meetings anymore - now you design evidence based and creative work sessions that result in sustainable decisions.
So here’s a quick overview of the course:
1: Take the challenge to make meetings more productive!
Because in the end you know that when there is more and more talking in your meetings, there is less decision making.
2: Do you know how poor decision making leads to low team results?
You will realise that decision making is the core process of collaboration.
3: The solution is to focus on the process not the outcome!
You learn to design successful decision-making by applying the 4 steps of Decisions by Design.
4: Record the route of a group decision with the help of the Decision Design Canvas, with which every stakeholder who joined later gains insight into considerations, interests and concerns that led to the outcome.
5: Adopt the power of questions. Be in the lead by asking strategic questions!
6: When there is effective decision-making - this is how that looks like.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who has to attend or run meetings of any kind
- Anyone who wants to increase participation and follow-up from their meetings
- Anyone who never wants to run another pointless or unproductive meeting ever again
Marjolijn de Graaf is a Change facilitator and Decision designer for organisations in change
IMPACT COMPANY, Netherlands
As a change architect and change facilitator, I have a psychological view on organisational development. Managers hire me to support themselves and their teams to deal with changes in such a way that they produce more impact, more (human) energy and more sustainability.
My attention goes out to the social dimension of a technological or organisational innovation: that is about attitude and behaviour. I believe in the power of co-creation, because change is not feasible, but mainly arises in the interaction between people. So my work mostly consists of designing meaningful moments of interaction (sessions and dialogues) with which I guide managers and teams in their change assignment.
As a senior Change practitioner and published author I have a track record of facilitating behaviourial change projects with my proven approach of Decisions by Design.