Weekly team meetings – those regular check-ins – are still standard practice; a common occurrence in many workplaces. To keep pace with changing times, some have morphed into conference calls. Often, the purpose and format of these meetings were established long ago. Out of habit, they remain on calendars. But should they?

It’s always good to evaluate and assess whether or not your standing meetings are accomplishing worthy goals. For example, is the meeting a status update that could be handled differently with the use of new technology? If your meetings are for purposes of education, training or to introduce new information, is there a better way?

To make your meetings more impactful, ask for feedback from participants. Ask for suggestion on ways to improve the content and structure of meetings so that participants are more engaged and leave each meeting poised to advance their work on specific business goals. Make your regular meetings meatier and more meaningful.