The Importance Of "Grounding" In Meetings
Creating a space for stillness and self-awareness.
In today’s business world, it’s not uncommon for workers to feel like they’re constantly in meetings. And, all too often, these meetings are unproductive, wasting everyone’s time. Death by Meeting is a term that is used to describe the phenomenon of meetings that go on forever without accomplishing anything. This is a problem that is particularly prevalent in large organizations, where there are often many stakeholders with different agendas.
One way to combat this issue is by “grounding” your meetings. Grounding is the act of fostering a new emotional field. We are creating a space for stillness and self-awareness. This helps those involved with focusing on the intention and enables higher productivity from the "system" as a whole. When individuals are allowed a moment to decompress, breathe, and let go of things outside of the current "system" being formed in the moment doors of opportunity open. Affirming the purpose of the meeting is made clear at the beginning, and everyone agrees to focus on that purpose. Another way key to effective meetings is to make them "humancentric." This means that the meeting is focused on the needs of the people involved, rather than on the organization. This can be accomplished by making sure that the meeting is inclusive and that everyone feels like their voices are being heard.If you are looking for ways to make your meetings more productive, efficient, and humancentric, then consider starting by grounding them. It is an important step in the right direction.
As mentioned above when we "ground" ourselves, we are creating a space for stillness and self-awareness. This allows us to be present at the moment and focused on the task at hand. Meetings are often overwhelming and can easily lead to burnout if we're not careful. The importance of "grounding" in meetings (and how to do it) cannot be overstated. It's a simple yet effective way to create a more productive, mindful, and pleasant experience for everyone involved. Here's how to do it: Before the meeting begins, take a few minutes to yourself to relax and breathe deeply. Focus on the sensation of your feet on the floor and the feeling of your breath moving in and out of your body. This will help you center yourself and be more present in the meeting. In the meeting, be aware of your body and your breath. If you start to feel anxious or tense, take a few deep breaths and focus on the sensation of your feet on the ground. This will help you stay present and focused on the task at hand. End the meeting by taking a few minutes to yourself to relax and breathe deeply. Focus on the sensation of your feet on the floor and the feeling of your breath moving in and out of your body. This will help you center yourself and be more present in the meeting.Features: It's a simple yet effective way to create a more productive, mindful, and pleasant experience for everyone involved.Advantages: Grounding allows us to be present in the moment and focused on the task at hand, which can lead to a more productive meeting.Benefits: Being more productive in meetings means we can getGrounding is a great way to start meetings, as it has several benefits. It helps to improve focus and attention, encourages openness and vulnerability, and can even be fun. If you're interested in learning more about grounding or have questions please don't hesitate to contact me. Don't be afraid to be vulnerable, and be open to new experiences. Have fun!