Executive off-site meetings are a great way to get the executive team together to focus on what will be accomplished over the upcoming year. In order to ensure that the executive off-site is effective and much is accomplished, it is essential to prepare ahead of time.
Here are three tips to prepare for your next executive off-site meeting. Determine:
- The focus of the executive off-site. Is the purpose of the executive off-site to solve a pressing business issue, develop a strategy for the organization or develop a plan to realize a potential opportunity?
- The agenda – what will be discussed, who will lead discussions, problem solving or brainstorming sessions, and timing for each discussion.
- Any pre-reading or other preparation required prior to the executive off-site to ensure that the time at the off-site is used wisely and productively.
These three simple tips will enable for more effective and productive executive off-sites.