Category Archives: Effective Meetings

What? Another Meeting?

Sometimes it’s hard to convince labor-management committees they need to meet on a regular schedule, preferably no less than once a month. While this applies to other groups as well, today we want to focus on LMC’s. If committees are … Continue reading

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Communications Begins with Effective Listening

It seems like when we first meet with labor-management groups they have complaints about communications in their organizations. We see issues with the ability of both labor and management to effectively communicate with each other. There are numerous causes for … Continue reading

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2019 – Trends Impacting Labor, Management, and the Workplace in 2019 – Part One

Every year around this time we take a look ahead at the trends we see for this year that will affect labor, management, and the workplace in general. They are always some of the most read articles we post through … Continue reading

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Do You Know: How to Deal with Conflict in a Meeting?

We have written a number of articles about the interest based-problem solving process and why we believe it helps groups resolve difficult problems while reducing the likelihood of disputes. However, sometimes issues and individuals can lead to conflict in a … Continue reading

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Do You Know: Why Is It Difficult to Facilitate Your Own Team?

Last time, I mentioned the old saying, “If you want to kill an idea, send it to a committee.” This reflects the struggles committees often experience trying to accomplish a task. Members may want to be successful in their efforts, … Continue reading

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Did You Know: What Can Cause Teams to Fail?

Teamwork is a powerful thing. It enables organizations to move forward and resolve difficult issues that could not be handled using any other strategy. We have seen groups use the power of teamwork to resolve problems and remove roadblocks in … Continue reading

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CALMC Adds Two More Titles to Our On-Line Training Programs

This week, CALMC added new programs to our on-demand training library. Developing Leadership Together is the newest program in our Webinar series. This presentation examines the benefits of cooperative leadership in an organization, providing some ideas on how to get … Continue reading

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New Quick Takes Video Now Available

The second video in our Quick Takes series on effective meetings is now available on our website and at http://youtu.be/fYws4uQ-1-Y  It focuses on practices that can help and hinder meeting effectiveness and productivity. We hope you will take a look … Continue reading

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Now Available – A New Quick Takes Video on Effective Meetings

Our newest Quick Takes video is now available through our website, http://calmc.org This video is the first in our series on Effective Meetings. Since good meetings begin with good planning, we will first look at Meeting Planning. This week we … Continue reading

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Did You Know: When Should You Have a Committee Meeting?

In several past blog entries we have written about various aspects of how to conduct effective meetings. Based on the number of hits we have had on these articles, they have been fairly popular. Today, I want to focus on … Continue reading

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