Can Your Meetings Benefit from the Leadership of a Neutral Facilitator?

The following self-assessments will give you an opportunity to determine your need and/or the needs of your organization for the services that have been described. Respond to the questions candidly and receive the results as a gift of insight into life and work issues that may be worth resolving in the interests of your own success, well being, and peace of mind.

Please respond to the following questions by clicking on the appropriate button in the YES or NO column. Then refer to the scoring section for a generic interpretation of your score. REMEMBER, only you will see your score and no one will contact you unless you make a specific request, so feel free to honestly express your views on the issues. If you do not understand a question give it a NO.

Assessment Meetings Benefit Facilitator

1. On average I attend more than 10 meetings per week.
Yes

No
2. Less than half of the meetings I attend have a prepared agenda that keeps me clear about why I'm there and the outcomes to be produced.
Yes

No
3. Meetings often extend well beyond their advertised end time.
Yes

No
4. Meetings begin anywhere from 5-15 minutes after their scheduled start time.
Yes

No
5. Participants come and go at our meetings. Very rarely do all participants come at the beginning and stay until the end of a meeting.
Yes

No
6. If an issue requires more than one meeting to resolve, it is rare that the same participants will be at every meeting.
Yes

No
7. Our meetings often adjourn without a clear sense of specific accomplishments or an action plan with specific tasks assigned to participants.
Yes

No
8. Participants often stray from the agenda.
Yes

No
9. There is often more than one person talking at the same time.
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No
10. People are often "beat up" if they express dissent.
Yes

No
11. Participation is uneven i.e. some people dominate and others are silent.
Yes

No
12. I often hear comments by meeting participants after the meeting is over e.g. at the coffee pot, in the parking lot, in the cafeteria that contradict or undermine apparent agreements made at the meeting.
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No
13. Our meetings DON'T encourage teamwork and the free exchange of ideas and information.
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No
14. Real consensus and buy-in for a plan of action is rarely generated at our meetings.
Yes

No
15. The conversation about meetings in our organization is that they are a waste of time.
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No
16. The conversation about meetings in our organization is that they are not very productive.
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No
17. The conversation about meetings in our organization is that they are there are too many meetings.
Yes

No