Managers often feel that meetings and conversations with employees don’t yield the results they desire. The seemingly good conversations from these meetings are not followed by actions and results. Not enough progress is made.
Paul Axtell, an expert on improving the productivity and outcomes from meetings, has concluded that the lack of tangible outcomes from meetings can be traced to managers lacking one vital skill: the ability to deliberately close a conversation.
In this HBR webinar, Axtell shares a straightforward approach to ending meetings the right way—resulting in creating greater impact. Axtell describes five essential tasks for improving meeting results and shares real-world examples of managers who have adopted this approach and have dramatically improved the impact of their meetings.