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Designing Effective Meetings (DEM): 10 Essential Elements is shaped by four basic insights about design.
1. Design is a “muscle” not a mystery.
Building the muscle of design takes practice. And contrary to what most people believe everyone can build their design muscle. When we approach the practice of design with intention, we are able to build and maintain the necessary skills for improving our meetings.
2. Design process offers clear frameworks / models, mindsets, and methods.
The DEM framework (elements) provides the focus required to deal with the complex and ever-changing situational challenges in meetings. DEM mindsets (essence) provide clarity to fully understand the challenges and conceive appropriate responses. DEM methods (critical questions) facilitate step-by-step actions to reach desired outcomes and end goals.
3. Design requires collaboration and teamwork.
DEM applies Human Centered Design structure and discipline where all stakeholders co-create and co-design more effective meetings to achieve an environment that supports sustainable outcomes.
4. A generic designed-focused process benefits many meeting types.
The basic DEM structure can be applied to a wide range of meetings from a two person conversation, to a business team meeting to a large community gathering. The power in the process is adapting it to meet your unique needs. The more you make the process your own, the more effective your meetings will be.