1. Choose a different location
Hosting your meetings in the same old office space can get a little dull, and may leave your colleagues feeling uninspired and demotivated. When you plan your next meeting, why not consider a change of scenery? A new environment may encourage new ideas! Have a look at our bright, spacious and flexible meeting rooms, or, for more informal surroundings, consider our 1215 Club. Alternatively, meet in the great outdoors, the fresh air blowing new ideas and newfound motivation into the mix. We’re perfectly situated here on the banks of the Thames…
2. Pick a time where everyone will be alert and productive
It makes sense to schedule your meeting for a time where you know your colleagues won’t be gazing glassy-eyed at the clock on the wall. Meet when the working day has just started and everyone is (supposedly) bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. We also suggest keeping the meeting short and sweet so that attention spans can be at their optimum throughout and colleagues find themselves feeling more awake and productive.
3. Start the meeting off with some fun
Before you get down to the nitty gritty business, begin the session with a fun ice-breaker game to lighten the mood and ensure the meeting continues in a positive direction. Perhaps encourage colleagues to take it in turns to talk about something that made them smile recently, or ask that everyone turns to their neighbour and gives them a compliment.