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Better Team Meetings in Coda
👋 Prefer not to read and dive right into doc building? or and start building better meetings today! Have you ever noticed how much time we spend talking about meetings? Seriously, we can’t shut up about them. Peruse LinkedIn or Medium for more than a minute and you’ll see think piece after thought leadership after tips on improving our synchronous work time. It’s not hard to see why we’re obsessed with the subject. According to Slido’s meeting trend reports: 70% overall increase in meetings since 2020 47% of attendees feel like a majority of their meetings are not engaging 42% of attendees have left a meeting without saying what was on their mind. Running an engaging meeting shouldn’t feel like rocket science. Coda’s building blocks are designed to foster interaction, clearer communication and easier collaboration — all key ingredients for a successful meeting stew. Use this guide as your to run team meetings so good, it might just might make your inner Ron Swanson smile. Cry tears of efficient meeting joy with this guide. How will this help me run a better meeting? Great question, we’re so glad you asked. Follow along with our instructions and tips below while playing around with the doc. Once you’re ready, you can to crush your next meeting. Step 1: Add a status update and meeting topics How this section works Share this doc with meeting attendees in advance. Try adding it to your calendar invites so it’s easy to find. Encourage folks to submit sentiment and topics before the meeting, effectively creating a pre-read. No more wondering “so what is this meeting about?” Get a pulse on how everyone is feeling with the sentiment tracker and the gifs. You can also add columns to capture more info from your team. Try adding a column for “Ongoing projects” or “This week’s focus” to spice things up. Pro tip: you can use the to send reminders to individuals or team channels to ensure everyone’s on the same page. Step 2: Add and upvote your meeting topics How this section works Have a clear meeting roadmap and discuss the topics most important to your team. The estimated time and the ability to upvote topics create an agenda that’s focused around this week’s priorities. Do you have too many topics for the meeting’s runtime? No problem, you can always push them to next week. Once you’re done discussing items, click the button to archive the meeting. Who’s the person reading? Use the reaction to signal to others that it’s time to move onto the next section and keep your meeting humming.
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Finished voting? Click here. → Meeting Length We have blocked with available. Step 3: Discuss your meeting topics How this section works Use the timer to ensure that one person who never stops talking (we all know one) actually stops talking. (💡Tip: be sure to reset it once you’re done!) Appoint a note taker (or have the topic submitter take notes) - Encourage the topic submitter to take notes on their topic and add action items. Quickly add action items for yourself or other teammates to follow up on in proceeding meetings. Hit the “complete” button to mark the agenda item as “done” and archive it. You can always revisit your conversation on the page. Step 4: Enjoy your new and improved recurring team meeting! Meetings so smooth, you’ll be even happier than these two. Bonus tips: Be sure to click the and the to refresh your doc for the next meeting. Keep track and manage your action items on the page. Revisit old meetings on the Add meeting recordings so folks who are unable to attend the meeting live can stay updated without slacking a friend “what’d I miss?” Now that you’ve made it this far, what are you waiting for!? Make your own meeting doc
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