Keep meetings focused by parking ideas and managing distractions
Big ideas, issues, and unrelated tangents can sometimes take over meetings and derail discussions at hand.
The Parking Lot Matrix is a great facilitation tool for your next meeting to help keep the team focused on agenda items while still noting thoughts, concerns, and ideas that arise during the discussion.
Once the main discussion ends, team members can take ownership of the material they’ve contributed. Not only does this keep meetings focused and on-topic, it creates a valuable bank of ideas and insights that the team can return to when the time is right.
Use the Parking Lot Matrix in your next team meeting to “park” off-topic conversations to manage distractions and keep your team focused.