Any of these sound familiar
- Meeting just ended up a talking shop, nothing was decided
- I wish Steve would stop talking over me
- I don’t know why I waste my time attending, no one listens to me
- That is not what we decided!
- Didn’t we agree to do this?
- Why can we never reach agreement on anything
You are not alone, there are many reasons why meetings aren’t effective and many more reasons why people and organisations struggle to deal with complex issues effectively.
If you think about SharePoint Governance how many meetings and discussions do you have to come to agreement on something. Even the seemingly simple decisions like the guidance on sub site creation has a number of threads to discuss
- What is the general guidance
- What are the allowed exceptions?
- How is it managed?
- How is it enforced?
- How do we communicate it?
- What about migrated content?
The same conversation will likely take place for most of the aspects of the SharePoint Governance – some being easier to define than others.
How effective was the meeting? Watch the video below to see an example of a more effective meeting.
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Learn Issue Mapping in the UK
21apps have the pleasure of bringing Paul Culmsee to the UK in October to teach this course for the 1st time in Europe.
Paul is one of only three Cognexus Certified Dialogue Mappers in the world and commonly performs mapping in non IT disciplines as diverse as healthcare, urban planning and large scale construction projects. It is this collaborative work on highly complex problems where many of the insights for the SharePoint governance and information architecture class was conceived.
Specialising in the SharePoint platform, he is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Certified Information Systems Security Professional. Paul is well known in the SharePoint community for his strategic focus on SharePoint delivery, his writings on wicked problems and information architecture. His popular blog, (cleverworkarounds.com) receives over 20,000 unique visitors and 1.2 million hits per month.
He is a regular international conference speaker in IT and non IT circles and is a sought after trainer and advisor.
Paul has just finished co-authoring “The heretic’s guide to best practices” with Kailash Awati. To find out more about this book, visit the Heretic’s Guide Books.