Catalytic meetings are those meetings that result in solutions identification, development or implementation victories for the organization.  Catalytic meetings, unlike some other meetings, are not a wasteful use of organizational resources.


Want to have catalytic meetings?  The following ingredients create the best opportunity for a catalytic meeting:

  • Participants  know beforehand what items they will be expected to discuss
  • Participants know their roles on each agenda item as either an Influencer or the Decision Maker.
  • Participants know that they are expected to contribute
  • Participants are given an opportunity to contribute
  • Participants do not leave the meeting without establishing “who does what for whom by when”

What other ingredients do you think create the best opportunity for a Catalytic meeting?  Share your ideas with me on Twitter