Tuesday, 30 March 2021


Meetings should always have some form of structure so that people arrive prepared and engaged and feel there is a purpose the the meeting, value in their opinion and importance in the outcome. The structure should not compromise the debate or become too bureaucratic, indeed a good structure will ensure that all points are considered, all perspectives are discussed and consensus  (and dissent) it noted in agreeing the course of action.

The ten behaviours that generate the finest thinking, and have become known as The Ten Components of a Thinking Environment, are: Attention, Equality, Ease, Appreciation, Encouragement, Feelings, Information, Diversity, Incisive Questions, Place.

You could use 2 documents, an Agenda before then meeting and Minutes after the meeting. Or instead you could have one document only and simply update it with additional detail so that it records the Before, During and After elements of the discussion.


MEETING (Title, Location, Time)
SBC Co Ltd  Joint Venture  9am till 10am Wed 7 Apr at SBC  HeadOffice

ATTENDANCE (Required and Optional Attendance)

AIM (Purpose or Intended outcome of meeting)
The aim of the meeting is to .......

(Any notes, data, to consider before the meeting)

Please read this document {link}
Please watch this video {link}
Please being your top ten priorities

(Key topics in priority order to manage time)

Initials Time Topic Aim
TR 10mins Update on ABC Projects, decision re go / no-go
AB 10mins Update on Recruitment, decide candidate
CC 10mins Update on Goals, note/agree

(Key discussion points 1.Whats Done 2. Issues/Options 3. Next)

(Decisions/ Actions: Who, What, When, How Much)

Find out more a about a Thinking Environment here

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