Most meetings need a bit of scaffolding

scaffolding shifting norms

Stop winging it. Start scaffolding.

With zero structure, meetings become circular, inefficient or dominated by a handful of people.

With too much structure, conversations that matter become stilted, over-controlled.. or worse, turned into a ‘meeting game’ 😱.

So what's a busy knowledge worker to do?!

In a nutshell, we all contribute better in a group when we feel we understand its unwritten rules.

Scaffolding just means simple, helpful ‘rules’ - made explicit - to allow everyone to do their best work at each stage of a meeting.

Here are my three go-to scaffolds I use all the time to create helpful rules that encourage rather than stifle.



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