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Think (Freedom): a fixed meeting rhythm offers more freedom

Our percussion workshops are booked for various reasons. Sometimes just because it's great fun. But often because it fits within a development with our client. For example, the theme 'Rhythm' recently became the focus of a young company. It was a model for the fixed meeting schedule that had been introduced to support rapid growth. Like making music together, rhythm gives clarity. It is a universal language for all participants.

But what does such a meeting schedule mean and what are the benefits?

The meeting schedule consists of so-called daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual meetings. The names speak for themselves.

In short Daily's, teams discuss daily the state of business, possible bottlenecks and desired help. Weekly meetings provide a deeper dive into project progress and priorities. Both meetings avoid uncertainty and continuous checking of progress by different people in between.

During Monthly's, Quarterly's and Annual, progress against set targets and future strategies is determined. This helps to stay focused on strategic planning and long-term objectives and to make timely adjustments.

It may seem like a whole series of meetings 'comes with it' and that such a schedule is suffocating. But in practice, one soon discovers that many other meetings can be dropped. Moreover, the rhythm actually creates more freedom and focus on set goals. Why is this?

Effective communication and cooperation

This meeting rhythm fosters a culture of trust and strengthens cooperation and motivation. It also helps employees stay focused on their personal goals. It minimises distractions and postponements without feeling that there is no room for adjustment or wider discussions.

Learning and improving

By regularly discussing successes and challenges, organisations learn lessons from experience and thus refine their practices. Through the mix of meetings, this applies to the operational course of action as well as the organisation's strategic goals and vision.

Better decisions and problem solving

Better decisions are made through the structured framework in which relevant information is regularly shared and highlighted. This prevents late or rushed decisions. And it contributes to a deliberate and effective course of action.

So during this workshop, the theme of Rhythm was central. Meeting rhythm ensures faster and better decisions which increases flexibility and market orientation. Here, the set goals are kept in mind and tested. For employees, rhythm gives stability, confidence and structure. This reduces uncertainty and stress and creates a healthy motivating work environment.

What theme would be central to your Business Beat percussion workshop?

Think / Aretha Franklin / 1968


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