For many companies used to having your team working together in an office environment, the transition to sending everyone to work from home for the first time is likely to be challenging. If you are a business owner or team leader and are feeling anxious about how you are going to keep productivity going, we are going to help you with actionable resources you can implement to make this transition easier and more productive.

In this, the third of three conversations with Steve Morris, we conclude our examination of the process to conduct effective and efficient meetings with persons from many remote locations.

Today’s Guest – Stephen Morris MBA EOS®
Entrepreneurial Operating System® Implementer
Team Development Facilitator
Smooth Sailing to Business Growth
Explore catylator.com

Topics Discussed:

  • Are there methods that business owners can use to keep their teams solving problems together while working remotely?
  • What is a clear process that is effective for remote team problem solving?
  • Why does the Lightning Decision Jam process work?
  • Why do we want to use structure for creative problem solving?
  • How does a Lightning Decision Jam work?
  • What is different about how you conduct a Lightning Decision Jam for a Remote Team?
  • Why do you think a Lightning Decision Jam is an ideal solution for a remote team?
  • How can business owners get in touch with you?

Links for information associating with the podcast:

  1. Lightning Decision Jam: An Actionable Method To Help Your Remote Team Solve Creative Problems Together:  https://catylator.com/2020/03/lightning-decision-jam/
  2. Catylator free downloadable template for Lightning Decision Jam: http://bit.ly/3bdPJcn
  3. A&J Smart: https://ajsmart.com/courses/lightning-decision-jam/
  4. A&J Smart video guide:  https://youtu.be/33hBnZzoFAg
  5. Zoom: https://zoom.us/
  6. Skype: https://www.skype.com/en/
  7. Microsoft Teams: https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads
  8. Miro whiteboard: https://miro.com/
  9. Mural whiteboard: https://mural.co/
  10. Google Docs: https://www.google.com/docs/about/

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For many companies used to having your team working together in an office environment, the transition to sending everyone to work from home for the first time is likely to be challenging. If you are a business owner or team leader and are feeling anxious about how you are going to keep productivity going, we are going to help you with actionable resources you can implement to make this transition easier and more productive.

In this, the second of three conversations with Steve Morris we take a closer look at how to structure meetings with your staff while working remotely. We start with some basic parameters for structuring your remote staff and hints for your staff in preparation of group meetings. Then, Steve discusses with greater detail the process of Level 10 meetings to make your time together efficient and productive.

Today’s Guest – Stephen Morris MBA EOS®
Entrepreneurial Operating System® Implementer
Team Development Facilitator
Smooth Sailing to Business Growth
Explore catylator.com

Topics Discussed:

  • Companies are sending their staff home, what should they be doing about meetings?
  • What do business owners need to be doing differently for meetings with their remote staff?
  • Once they have some basics in place, what process can they use to conduct better meetings?
  • The Level 10 meeting sounds interesting, what does it look like in practice?
  • Are there online resources that you can point business owners to?
  • What do you offer businesses and why would they want to work with you?

Links for information associating with the podcast:

  1. Entrepreneurial Operating System, EOS: https://www.catylator.com/eos
  2. Effective Meetings: Level 10 Meeting for Entrepreneurial Leadership Teams https://youtu.be/HmV6_fH5NkU
  3. EOS tools are available free at: https://www.eosworldwide.com/eos-toolbox

Please use this link to get the show notes .pdf which includes links to tools Steve discusses in this podcast.

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For many companies used to having your team working together in an office environment, the transition to sending everyone to work from home for the first time is likely to be challenging. If you are a business owner or team leader and are feeling anxious about how you are going to keep productivity going, we are going to help you with actionable resources you can implement to make this transition easier and more productive.

Do you have a plan for when, how often or how you are going to conduct your team meetings? Are you concerned about how you can keep everyone productive so you can keep momentum going and be best prepared? In this episode I am talking with engineer, project manager and EOS Implementer Stephen Morris whose company Catylator uses a whole toolbox of structured frameworks in his work with business owners and leadership teams. Steve’s background is forming and leading high performing design teams to win international sailing competitions, like the Volvo Ocean race and America’s Cup. Now he brings this expertise to help business owners and leadership teams get unstuck and use clear process to build rewarding businesses.

In our conversations with Steve we will cover how to set up rules of engagement for your team working from home, techniques you can use to keep your team meetings in place, focused and productive, and then we will even delve into amazing tools you can use for doing collaborative creative problem solving with your team while they are distributed away from the office.

Please use this link to get the show notes .pdf which includes links to tools Steve discusses in this podcast.

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This episode is a recording from MCN’s May 2nd 2019 Direct Connect at Waverly Woods Golf Club featuring the summary report of findings from Gross Mendelsohn’s 2019 Construction Industry Survey. This is the 4th annual survey conducted by Gross Mendelsohn with results presented by the director of their Construction Group, Mr. Steve Ball.

This year, in addition to the report of the survey, Steve shares his insight into one of the most significant challenges facing construction companies – finding and retaining employees. Steve examines the changing face of America’s workforce and offers suggestions on how contractors can connect with younger generations as companies attempt to fill the void left by retiring workers.

You can download a .pdf of the slides used during the presentation here.

Additionally, you can download the executive summary of findings from Gross Mendelsohn’s 2019 Construction Industry Survey by clicking the image below.

Link for 2019 Construction Industry Executive Summary

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#79 – BIG University 2018 Construction Track – How to Mitigate a Cyber Attack

This episode is a recording from the Business Information Group – “BIG U 2018: Security Awareness” Conference. This recording is from the third of three sessions specifically addressing the construction industry. The presentation is titled: “How to Mitigate a Cyber Attack” and was presented by Charles Getty from BIG. You can download the slides used […]

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#78 – BIG University 2018 Construction Track – Protecting Your Information in the Field

This episode is a recording from the Business Information Group – “BIG U 2018: Security Awareness” Conference. This recording is from the second of three sessions specifically addressing the construction industry. The presentation is titled: “Protecting Your Information in the Field” and was presented by Patrick Rumbaugh from BIG. You can download the slides used during […]

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