Taking collective decisions in team meetings: sounds obvious, right? But when there are lots of meetings to get through, many of them end without a clear plan of action. Introducing Beekast’s Actions & Decisions feature to help you take collaborative decisions.
Publish decisions and actions taken in Beekast
With the Actions/Decisions feature, you can now publish the decisions and actions you’ve taken right in the flow of discussion for a session.
This feature lets teams record their decisions and share them with all participants to ensure better follow-up on meetings.
In concrete terms, Actions & Decisions enriches the flow of discussion in Beekast with a new type of message.
As required in the context of the meeting, participants can:
- publish an action and assign it to the relevant person with a deadline, a priority and a status
- name a decision and the person who took it
The recorded actions and decisions can then be viewed in the meeting minutes automatically generated by Beekast.
Make it easier to take actions and make decisions as a group
There are lots of reasons that can prevent a team from making a group decision. A lack of consensus or leadership among participants, pressure and influence from the group, organisational problems (‘What are the goals of this meeting?’), difficulties for the manager in reconciling collective intelligence and individual decision-making… These are just a few of the constraints that teams often encounter.
With Actions & Decisions, Beekast provides the manager and the whole team with a solution to these challenges.
The manager’s role in taking decisions
Mastering the art of taking decisions is one of the most important skills expected of a manager. As a facilitator of collective decisions, the manager is expected to bring out the best in everyone, encourage debate, and guide the group toward a common agreement.
Yet when it’s time to choose a specific path, managers can run into all kinds of difficulties. Should they decide on their own and take a leadership role on certain points, or should they continue to promote collective intelligence? It’s becoming more and more complicated to arrive at important decisions. Especially when you add in the constraints that come with accelerating cycles: the faster those cycles become, the greater the need to decide quickly to keep moving forward.
Another factor is the number of participants in meetings and workshops: the more people there are, the more complicated it is to come to a consensus so that everyone is on board to put the group’s decisions into action.
Beekast promotes interactivity to make meetings more effective. The range of activities offered through our platform helps teams to take decisions collaboratively and define action plans. And now, the Actions/Decisions feature lets you record them.
Log in to Beekast now to test this new feature at your next meeting.