Or do you (and they) feel short-changed at the end of meetings? What quality is missing from your interactions? Alternatively, what topics are avoided, instead of introduced and, yes, even debated?
Even if you are reviewing spec sheets or project templates, everyone’s time is important. Consequently, making your time together count as high quality time should become a top priority. When everyone is focused on making their time together important, the quality of your work becomes a function of the quality of the time spent together.
When you think about it, quality output reflects spending quality time with colleagues and clients.
This week, take note (and take notes) of the quality of meetings, unscheduled and scheduled, as well as all of your interactions. Are you making small talk and glib remarks? Or do you ask inciteful questions which, perhaps, your current team has no answers for: yet. Will you extend the quality of your meetings outside of your departmental team or will you remain within your own professional discipline? What will you accept as “good enough” this week? Alternatively, what will you seek as “exceptional and remarkable” moving forward?
Spending quality time with colleagues and clients reflects everyone’s investment towards learning and self-improvement.
By better serving each other, first, everyone better serves their own, respective colleagues and clients. As a result, the quality of your current relationships greatly impacts the quality of future relationships, as well.
You are going to be spending time with colleagues and clients this week. So, why not incrementally improve the current level of quality of your interactions and collaboration? Instead of same-old, same-old, take small steps to move one millimeter beyond where you are today to get to where you really need to go, together, tomorrow. Click on this link and let me know about your areas of success and those areas in which you could improve.
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How do you become more professionally visible, cross-functionally relevant, and strategically valuable to people who solve problems differently than you do? Babette Ten Haken’s One Millimeter Mindset ™ speaking, consulting, and mentoring programs catalyze people to collaborate more innovatively by moving one millimeter beyond the mindset holding you back from moving forward. Create and implement more strategically agile, enduring, and rewarding outcomes.
Babette’s 3 Core Questions, 4 Change Agreements, and 5 Professional Whys catalyze everyone to ask the questions that get everyone to where they really need to go, together. Babette is a business-oriented STEM professional, qualitative Voice of the Customer facilitator, PMI-certified Wicked (Complex) Problem Solver, Duke Corporate Education licensed Strategic Agility practitioner, and Six Sigma Green Belt (Quality). She is a member of SHRM, PMI, and the National Speakers Association (NSA). All programs delivered virtually and/or in-person. Her playbook of cross-functional collaboration, Do YOU Mean Business? is available in digital format on Amazon.com.