Reduce pressure and save time
Cutting down on meetings should free up valuable time for staff, as well as reduce stress and improve wellbeing.
Give staff the chance to feed back which meetings they find valuable, and trial cutting back or ditching the ones they don't. Take a look at our article for more support on creating a staff survey.
Use the extra time to give your staff a longer PPA slot than your statutory requirement, or for additional CPD.
Ideas to reduce time spent in meetings
Give staff greater autonomy
Consider whether you could let staff access virtual meetings/briefings when it’s most convenient for them.
For example, when you need to share information rather than ask for input, you could record your briefings so that staff can watch them in their own time.
Start streamlining your meetings by choosing your top 3 areas of focus. These might be set out in your SIP,