The way we communicate at work, with the progress of technology, has changed a lot. Once conversations between colleagues took place in person, or by telephone. Now via email, and fast messaging and VoIP systems, new communication technologies have become the standard for our interactions.
Technology, rightly doing its course but the meetings between manger and staff (in a group or face-to-face) do not end. This form of meeting is important also for work reasons, even for cultural reasons, in order to create a good working group and fortify the sharing of ideas.
Each organization is unique, has its own nature and its rules, as the team members are unique among them, which is why every meeting must be designed to fit perfectly with the work group.
This puts us in front of the fact that there is not necessarily a standard formula to develop good meeeting with its employees but the type of communication must be studied and adapted according to the personalities that are faced and according to the needs to be addressed .
Some laboratory managers prefer to frequently meet their techinics and employees, perhaps even in an informal way, while others have a standardization of work processes more orte and reduce meetings with staff to a minimum. Some meetings are very long and others are very short, depending on the topics you have to deal with. In general, any decision or workflow that is then standardized in procedures is discussed extensively in meetings between staff and managers, in order to find the most efficient solution.
Sometimes a good approach to meetings can be to create a lineup (perhaps a bullettpoint list), including brainstorming, then discussing the work processes.
It is important that the meetings are productive also because the staff should not perceive it as a waste of time as the goals to be achieved are often the result of a union of forces.
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