The first thing a team must do in the Positive and Productive Meetings process is define the purpose for meeting. Consider these two questions:

Why do we meet? Teams create Purpose Posters, Success Posters or Meeting Mission Statements to show why they get together monthly or weekly. Core Purpose Statements help short-term project teams create a similar vision around specific projects.

Why are we meeting today? Teams create Agendas to focus on the outcomes and purpose of each and every meeting.

Teams revisit their meeting purpose frequently as a way to stay on track. Agendas keep each meeting flowing smoothly, helping teams to be more productive.

WoWe’s Purpose Poster

This sample, borrowed from the PPM Course Book, reminds the WoWe team to work creatively to grow their team, their ideas and their business.

See the creative and innovative ways teams have used Purpose Posters in their meetings by visiting our gallery.