The way we do meetings today is broken. Meetings at most organizations are PowerPoint-driven lectures, structured to offer little opportunity to get real work done and real decisions made.
But there is an alternative. The flipped meeting – pioneered by innovative companies like Amazon and LinkedIn, and built on the model of the flipped classroom that has been rolled out in universities across the country and around the world.
The flipped meeting approach is revolutionary in its simplicity:
The secret to success is preparation. To flip your next meeting, there are three essential elements you’ll need to have ready to share ahead of time:
While it may seem obvious, actually sharing enough information ahead of time so attendees can make informed decisions is the most crucial part of any flipped meeting. Often organizations steeped in the old model of top-down information don’t share enough up front, and aren’t able to reap the benefits of flipping.
To help ensure your team is offering enough information, start by working from this six-part information sharing framework:
While a flipped meeting requires a little more work up front, you’ll reap the rewards during the session. The key is that your role now is not to lecture, but to guide the discussion and work.
A few tips to keep your flipped meeting running efficiently:
Want to make flipping your meetings even easier? The tool is often right in front of you – in the video camera on your laptop or smartphone.
Video can be used to support and simplify almost every aspect of a flipped meeting. There are three tasks in particular where video will make your life much easier.
As with any new process, look for opportunities to optimize the way your team flips its meetings—to save even more time, get even more done, and make even more happen.
Need a video platform that can help make flipping your meetings easy? Contact Panopto today for a free trial, and don’t forget to download “Turn Your Meeting On Its Head,” our complete guide to flipping meetings.