Casson and Choi Consulting

Casson and Choi Consulting

April 07, 2009 09:00 ET

Casson and Choi Consulting: An Rx For Team Meetings

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2009) - Time is precious in health care, and improvement of meeting productivity has huge benefits for teams and patient care.

It is not unusual for health care professionals to spend anywhere from 16 to 100 hours a month in meetings. When facilitated effectively, meetings can be excellent vehicles for achieving team goals and enhancing team communication. When run poorly, meetings can sabotage good ideas, cause serious communication problems, demoralize teams, and directly impact patient care.

Hallmarks of ineffective meetings include;

1. Dominant member hijacking discussion or hogging airtime;

2. Off-topic discussions;

3. Aimless and lengthy meetings with no clear purpose or lack of decisions;

4. Passive and apathetic attendees;

5. Disruptive and disrespectful communication;

6. Side bar conversations;

7. Poor adherence to start and end times and agenda;

8. Chronic agenda items, i.e. items that keep showing up without resolution or decisions;

9. Lack of meeting leadership;

10. Poor attendance

Unfortunately, these meeting characteristics are all too common and when allowed to run un-checked, waste precious team time.

At Casson and Choi Consulting, we offer a practical and realistic way to improve meetings by facilitating purposeful team process. Confidently Facilitating Team Meetings offers immediately applicable insights and skills that will improve any meeting you attend or lead. Held at the beautiful SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue on April 24, 2009, seating is limited. For more details, see

Contact Information

  • Casson and Choi Consulting
    Marcia Choi
    (778) 331-8859
    Casson and Choi Consulting
    Barbara Casson
    (778) 331-8859
    Website: www.