Here’s an activity that can get your next staff meeting off to a positive start. Ask participants to share one thing that’s working well, and aligns with your 2015 strategic focus.
Allow them the latitude to mention something they’ve done, personally; share an accomplishment by the team or a specific team member; talk about an example of out-of-the-box thinking; acknowledge someone who went the extra mile to complete a task or satisfy a customer; point out techniques that helped a tough meeting to go well; share a productivity tip that saved time or reduced the email burden; offer acknowledgment for a job well done or express appreciation for the helping hand lent by a colleague.
Whether one-on-one or group, begin your meetings by focusing on what’s working. What we give attention to tends to magnify.