Silent Meetings

May the best thought win. Not the one that is presented the loudest.

A typical meeting is someone speaking and everyone listening. Silent meetings are their inversion.

Silent Meetings are:

  1. Asynchronous

  2. Written

  3. Focussed on getting things done

Process

  1. Initiation A meeting doc is created with:

    1. Agenda

    2. Ask

    3. All information needed for individuals to deliver on the ask.

    Once the doc is shared, the meeting is convened.

  2. Execution Individuals respond to the doc, and review other's thoughts using comments. Repeat this process until all threads get closed or need escalation to facetime.

  3. Closure Facetime to close all open threads. Conclusion is documented and the meeting closes.

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