The most valuable meetings co-create joint sensemaking. These need to be curated to produce level three meetings that disrupt the familiar to get to a new future.
Level one meetings are mostly one-way presentations. There may be some time for questions and answers, but presenters either are telling, selling or testing their ideas. If you must do this, at least follow five steps to turn wasteful meetings into drivers of success.
Level two meetings involve two-way conversations. These are a better way for most and encourage people to consult on the ideas. The key here is to forego presentations for conversations.
Level three meetings are all about joint sensemaking. This is required for people to co-create solutions to the most pressing problems or ways to capitalize on opportunities.