How many of your current partner meetings are truly necessary and actually produce measurable results?
One U.S. study indicates the salary cost for unnecessary meetings is approximately $37-billion (U.S.) a year, citing that 45% of meeting participants feel overwhelmed by all the meetings. Having meetings with your partners makes sense when they have an impact and generate results. But when you hold meetings that don’t follow a clear agenda and aren’t necessary to create forward momentum, they’re actually costing you valuable resources and time.
Stop the meetings madness!
Facilitate more purposeful and profitable meetings with your partners by using the Partnership Meeting-In-A-Box.
It’s specifically designed to increase the quality of your partnership meetings and foster conversations that enhance communication and decision-making.
Create meaningful conversations for greater partnership success.
Are there conversations you’re avoiding with your partners? Are you wondering whether or not a partnership is actually meeting the top priorities of your organization? The truth is, even in the best partnerships can experience challenging moments.
Having clear lines of communication and the ability to ask the tough questions when necessary is important in a successful partnership.
The M-I-B gives you the tools and conversation starters you need to check-in with your partners and discuss what’s working and not working. It helps you introduce key partnering principles and provides a framework for stimulating discussions about the performance of your partnerships.
Jump off the unproductive meeting merry-go-round. Start fostering deep, meaningful conversations that catapult the success of your partnerships.
Go deeper with your partners and see the results pay-off immediately
When you use the Meeting-In-A-Box with your partners, you’ll experience:
- Greater confidence in deciding which partnerships to invest in and which are best to dissolve
- Enhanced communication and collaborative decision-making supported by clear criteria for discovering the root source of any partnering problem
- Deeper levels of partner engagement allowing you to maintain productivity and effectiveness during times of partnering stress.
- Increased clarity and awareness of each partnerships shared purpose and goals including the reasons you need each other to get the job done.
- A re-invigoration for working with your partners to accomplish greatness!
You might choose to first use the MIB with a partnership that is functioning well, just to practice using the tools and to get familiar with the value-based partnering criteria. Once you feel comfortable with the resources and process, you can apply it to more challenging partnership situations.
It all begins with your partnership meetings. Get the M-I-B today and we promise you'll experience a difference in the very first meeting!
Get all of the tools you need for more productive partnership meetings:
15 MIN READ
The Meeting-In-A-Box Instruction ManualGet step-by-step instructions for using all of the resources included in the kit. The Manual has checklists for ensuring everyone is prepared for your meetings, sample discussion questions to get you started and follow-up actions to take after each meeting.
35 MIN VIDEO
Foundations For Success Training VideoLearn about the 3 Critical Criteria required for a successful Value-Based Partnership™. Watch the video before you partnership meeting, or better yet take it with you and watch it with your partners!
60 MIN ASSESSMENT
The Kick-It or Keep-It Assessment ToolThis tool gives you 18 opportunities to have conversations with your partners to determine whether or not your partnership meets the critical criteria for success and to uncover key issues and areas of opportunity.
10 MIN REVIEW
No-Agenda-No-Attenda Meeting ResourcePlan more effective agendas for your partnership meetings, or any meeting you have. This resource gives you sample meeting agendas, meeting evaluations and meeting minutes templates you can use over and over again.
Meetings don't have to be a dreaded waste of valuable time
Now you can create meaningful productive meetings that produce measurable results; while simultaneously making a valuable deposit in the relationship bank with your partners.
Facilitate more purposeful and profitable meetings with your partners by using the Meeting-In-A-Box. It’s specifically designed to increase the quality of your partnership meetings and foster conversations that enhance communication and decision-making.
Yes, you can create partnerships that produce results in every meeting!
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