Tuesday I sat down with one of our team members in our weekly One on One meeting. We decided to have our One on One in the coffee shop of the Atlanta Tech Village to mix up the environment. We sat down after getting our drinks and I, as always, asked, “What would you like to talk about?”
At WideAngle, things are a bit hectic. In the past 45 days we’ve brought on some very big names including Google, Paypal, Lyft, the Atlanta Hawks, and expanded to over 100 users in AT&T — this doesn’t include the large amounts of free trials gushing in.
Bottom line, we’ve been busting-out-the-seams busy.
The moment I asked the question, “What would you like to talk about?” The overwhelmingly excited look on our team member’s face told me everything without having to say a word. It was a look of “there is so much going on I’m not even sure where to start.”
There are 50,000 items we could discuss, but since she came prepared to the One on One meeting with her WideAngle brief, she calmly looked over to her computer and said “well let me first start with what’s most important.”
This was another “aha” moment for me and the value of documenting One on One Meetings.
We all have been in so many One on One meetings that have been a waste.
Why? Because they are unorganized and lack prioritization. The core reason One on One meetings lack organization is due to the lack of preparation.
Great preparation requires documentation and setting some sort of game plan with an agenda.
We were able to have one of the most valuable One on Ones due to our team member’s preparation and early documentation of the most important meeting of the week.
This is one of many value propositions for documenting One on One meetings.
WideAngle is One on One meeting software used by companies including General Electric, IBM, AT&T, Google, and many more to make sure One on Ones happen, are productive, and documented.