Meetings and retreats are expensive. Many organizations don’t recognize the meeting outcomes it is realistic to expect in the time they have
allotted, nor do they know the structured activities they can use to create the results they need.
Professional facilitators, on the other hand, know how to design and facilitate meetings so that they meet business objectives.
Facilitators at e3 Strategies know how to keep your meetings focused and harness the power of group diversity
by using proven processes.
According to recent research published in the Harvard Business Press Book, Decide and Deliver: Five Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization (2010), the average organization has the potential to more than double its ability to make and execute key decisions. Authors Marcia W. Blenko, Michael C. Mankins, and Paul Rogers assert that on a decision-effectiveness scale of 0 to 100, the best companies score an average of 71, while most companies score only a 28.
They also cite research that indicates good decisions improve financial results; companies that excel in decision making generate average total shareholder returns nearly 6 percentage points higher than those of other companies (2010).
Decisions are often made in meetings and planning sessions. If yours aren’t
professionally facilitated, now is the time to enhance your ability to run meetings that
impact the bottom line.