Why It’s So Important To End Meetings With Energy
I’ve been thinking about meetings a lot lately. With my team working from home through the end of the year, our meetings have become an essential way for us to not only discuss upcoming projects, but to maintain our friendships and team culture. I recently shared posts about why and how I’ve made ending meetings early a priority. But while the timing of when you end your meetings matters, it’s just as important to end them with energy. Here’s why!
Set the Tone
As a leader, you’re responsible for setting the tone for your workplace. It’s essential to remember how your energy affects your team. If you end a meeting with low energy and little enthusiasm, your team isn’t going to be very motivated to perform at their best. But if you end your meetings with a lot of energy and excitement, your team is going to feed off of that energy. They’ll carry that same enthusiasm as they work on their projects and find ways to innovate and improve their work.
Help Your Team Hit the Ground Running
Meetings often serve as the starting point for big projects, and the energy of that initial meeting can affect the outcome of the entire project. You want your employees to leave your meetings ready to hit the ground running, so it’s important to encourage them with high energy and enthusiasm.
Keep Your Team Engaged
If you want your meetings to be effective and valuable for your entire team, you need to keep them engaged. Long, dry meetings can drain the energy from your employees. They’re more likely to get distracted by emails and text messages, potentially missing out on essential information that affects how they do their work. Making your meetings short, focused, and energetic will help your team stay engaged and avoid distractions so they can put their best foot forward.
Reiterate Team Goals
As the leader of your team, you want to help your employees feel a sense of ownership for every project they work on. When you end meetings with energy, you can reiterate your team goals in a way that’s exciting and uplifting. Everyone in the room will be more likely to not only accept those goals, but to take pride in working toward them.
Express Your Appreciation
Any good leader knows that they’re only as good as their team. Ending your meetings with energy gives you a great opportunity to express your appreciation and show your team that you have pride in their work. Congratulate them on recent accomplishments and encourage them to continue to do the same great work moving forward. Doing so will help you end the meeting with energy and drive your entire team to perform at their very best.
Ending meetings with energy is one of the most important ways you can motivate your team. As a leader, how do you end your meetings with energy? Let me know in the comment section!
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