Tuesday, 30 August 2016

What's Open For Discussion?

As a leader with an agenda of items to delver to a team of colleagues, I've often found it useful to look ahead and decide in advance what is open for discussion within that agenda and what is not. It is vital that a team don't feel they have no voice, but at the same time it's the leader's job to lead. Don't just direct those who 'work for you' - they'll feel like they don't have a say. At the same time, don't open everything up to discussion: meetings will take too long, you'll lose your lead and, well, not everything is up for discussion! 

Thinking about this in advance may help. I found it does.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Google Drive for Admin

Here's what we've done:

Set up yourself and members of your team a Google account using your school email address. Use this Google Drive to store agendas and minutes of meetings, collaborative documents, data and more.

This will allow all that 'team information' to be available any time on any device. It will allow everyone to contribute to all those documents.

It makes the admin easier! We've developed our used of it over the past four years.