Benefits of 100:100 meetings

Benefits of 100:100 meetings

Have you ever been in a meeting where there are a majority of people not contributing, or worse, not being asked to contribute. Meetings often fall into line with the Pareto Principle or the 80/20 rule as it is often referred to. This means that 80% of what is said is being said by only 20% of people in the room.

What is a 100/100 meeting?

My mentor Robert Rasmussen, the man who created the method of Lego Serious Play into what it is today, introduced me to the concept of 100/100 meetings when I was training with him. The idea is to counteract the typical business meeting and to break us out of the 80/20 problem mentioned above.

Have you ever been in a meeting and felt unable to speak up or unheard or, worse still sat there wondering why you were even called into this meeting in the first place? I know I have. The problem is that there may be over-assertive types or types who can dominate verbal communication or types that can formulate their thoughts quicker than others in the room which can lead businesses to ignore that each person has their own set of insights and ideas. Unearthing those insights and ideas is a strong component of the Lego Serious Play method.

Robert Rasmussen calls meetings where you give every person the oppurtunityto express their critical thoughts 100/100 meetings because you achieve 100% attention and 100% participation. The advantages of this can lead to:

  • A greater abundance of ideas
  • Greater engagement from each member of the team
  • Efficient decision making
  • Lean-in meetings (you can notice that people visibly lean in instead of back away from the table with their arms folded)
  • Unlocking of knowledge we may not have known we had

Facilitated workshops and meetings using the methods we employ at MundoNovus can equalise that power in the room and improve engagement within meetings. Through using Lego Serious Play, Applied Improv, Design Thinking techniques and Liberating structures we have found ways to:

  • Gain greater participation from all attendees in a meeting
  • Get a greater understanding of both the purpose and the outcomes of the meeting throughout the team
  • Provide a way forward that is understood and acted upon along with alternative options should the desired outcomes not be met
  • And provide a moment of stress reduction by making the work fun to engage with.

Work with us at MundoNovus and we can help you design meetings with positive outcomes that help you achieve your objectives as an organisation, team and individuals. Contact us today.

By: Mart Gordon

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