How do you recap the highlights of a client, board or internal staff meeting? Do you have a follow up meeting? Do you share notes with everyone involved in the project to make sure no one missed anything? We often do a combination of all of these things, but something we also sometimes find ourselves doing is sitting in the car, in the Holmes parking lot, discussing the main points of the meeting that we just came from.
It seems like as soon as we walk back through the Holmes office doors, we are already thinking of everything else we need to work on or finish up, and the ideas and client input that are fresh after the meetings quickly jump to the back burner. But once we noticed that we would instinctively stay in the car and chat, a continuation of the conversations from the drive home, we started making a point to pause in our little mobile conference rooms after a client meeting and discuss those main points.
It has been beneficial to our project management, especially when we are juggling several different client projects at once, to evaluate what additional information we may need and make a plan of next steps, all before our feet even hit the Holmes parking lot. We are always modifying our processes to make sure we can offer the most to our clients, and sometimes it’s the little things we stumble upon by accident that help us recognize where we might need more focus. I’m not necessarily recommending you gather your core group of decision makers and go sit in a car, especially this time of year! However, pay a little extra attention to your internal patterns and what forms of communication and collaboration you are more drawn to. You too might find yourself progressing your business in some new, unique and productive ways!