Would you please help me decide whether to continue to hold MT staff meetings or to reverse my recent change and go back to the way we ran them before?
We have conducted two staff meetings according to MT guidelines. One team member has complained multiple times. He says it is now the worst meeting ever. He says the agenda is confusing. He says the cut off reminder when his time is up is rude and disrespectful. He says that by writing some agenda items in for each team member I am taking away the ownership they feel for their items. He says that the parking lot does not work because by the time we return to the items he has lost his train of thought. He says the meeting was beneficial to him the way we ran it before. Now the meetings are a thorn in his side.
He reports that discontent and low morale are widespread. He will not share who else feels the same way. He says that people will stop working on their projects because their feeling of ownership has been stripped away. He warns that by stopping him when his time is up, he will be unable tell me what I need to know about his part of the organization. He says that not knowing what’s going on will get me into trouble with my boss.
I am happy to provide more background.
Would you please share your thoughts?