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Goplus Heavy Duty Dip Station Dip Bar Fitness Strength Power Training Stand W/Slings Loops
Body Champ VKR1010 Fitness Multi function Power Tower/Multi station for Home Office Gym Dip Stands Pull Up Push up VKR
- Vertical knee raise station for leg and knee raises
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- Dip station develops your triceps as you increase upper body strength
- D-Frame base for enhanced stability; measures 58.5 by 46.5 by 83 inches (L x W x H)
REEHUT Gymnastic Rings W/Adjustable Straps, Metal Buckles & Manual - Home Gym (Set of 2) - Non-Slip - Great for Workout, Strength Training, Fitness, Pull Ups and Dips, Ebook Included
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Ainfox Power Tower, Capacity 550 Lbs Pull Up Bar Tower Dip Stands Fitness Gym Office
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Fashine Adjustable Power Tower Station, Multi-Function Chin Up, Pull Up, Push-Up, Dip Stands Workout Station Strength Training Fitness Equipment for Home Gym Office (US STOCK)
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Draper's Strength Heavy Duty Pull Up Assist and Powerlifting Stretch Bands (Single Band or Set) 41-inch 6 Band Set (2-150 lbs)
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Weider Power Tower
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POWER GUIDANCE Pull Up Bands Assisted Pull-up Resistance Exercise - for Body Stretching, Powerlifting, Resistance Training - RED
Lucky Tree Adjustable Dip Station Strength Training Exercise Power Rack Dipping Stand Parallel Bar for Home Gym
Ollieroo Heavy Duty Dip Stand Freestanding Dip Station Parallel Bar Bicep Triceps Home Gym Dipping Station Dip Bar-Black
- Brand: Ollieroo.
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TOMSHOO Fitness Power Tower with Dip Station Pull Up Bar Standing Multi Push Up Knee Raise Stand Rack for Home Gym Workout
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- Dip station for triceps, knee raise station for leg and knee raises
- Thick cushioned arm rests and back rest for added comfort
- Heavy duty steel construction with d-frame base for enhanced stability and durability and holds weight capacity up to 285 pounds
Yaheetech Heavy Duty Dip Stand Parallel Bar Bicep Triceps Home Gym Dipping Station Dip Bar Power Tower Capacity: 500 Lb
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Taming the Meeting Monster
Are you putting in 5060or more hours per week just trying to keep up with work? Meetings may be the reason! A simple exercise could reveal the awful truth.
Meetings should be held where brainstorming, team establishment, consensus or decision-making must occur. If none of these things are occurring, a meeting may not be the right medium. Simple information sharing can be easily accomplished by a quick phone call or an emailâ€¦or maybe a simple hallway conversation. Make sure allocating the time to coordinate, prepare and conduct a meeting is warranted by the desired outcome. In a world where we are increasingly asked to do more with lessâ€¦including timeâ€¦time is the one thing we cannot afford to waste.
Step 1 Are You Swimming or Drowning?
Let's find out where you are in the rising water of meetingsâ€¦let's talk about how much time you currently devote to them. For the purposes of this exercise, we will only look at actual time spent inside meetings. Keep in mind that meetings, as a rule, don't just happen. Someone has to take the time to plan itâ€¦send out notices, prepare materials, arrange locations, arrange phone lines and reserve and set up equipment. Participants should be taking time to prepare for the meeting, as should the meeting facilitator or monitor. Then there is the time it takes to get to the meeting. Unless it is a conference call you are taking at your desk, you must allow for travel time. These are all additional investments of time (money) beyond the actual time spent in the meeting.
How much time do you spend in any given week attending meetings? Be honest with yourself! Look back through your calendar. Which of these categories do you fall into?
01 - 02 Hours Guru - you walk on the rising water of meetings give this information to someone else.
02 - 05 Hours Manager - you are managing meetings, stay alert
05 - 08 Hours Sitting Duck - meetings a creeping up on you
08 - 12 Hours Overboard - meetings are beginning to interfere with your work
12 - 16 Hours Slave - meetings are running you
gt; 16 Hours Warrior - you are in combat mode, fighting to get to the next meeting
If you take a look at what 5-8 hours per week in meetings looks like in a typical workweek of 40 hours, you only have 4 days left out of 5 to get your work done. By the time you are committing 16 hours or more per week to meetings, you are effectively faced with cramming 5 days of work into less than 3 days-and that's only if you use no preparation or travel time.
Step 2 - Ask Questions
There are four questions you should ask to raise yourself out of the meeting flood.
1. Is this meeting really necessary?
Again, this may seem obvious, yet how many meetings have you attended where you walked away wondering, "what was that about?" or "what a waste of time."
2. Do I Need To Participate?
This might also seem obvious, yet I can't tell you how many meetings I have been asked to attend, simply because my name was on some list. Ensure there is a valid, value add reason for your attendance.
How many meetings have you sat through and wondered why you were there? If you cannot clearly identify why you are being asked to attend, contact the individual calling the meeting and ask them to define your participation. If they can't, see question 4 and envoke it.
3. Are There Alternatives To A Meeting?
Meetings are sometimes just an easy option instead of thinking through what is neededâ€¦planning. Determine if pre-work or interim work can be conducted outside of a group meeting, using email or smaller groups. Can the meeting wait until a significant amount of information and detail has been collected?
4. May I be excused?
Woo Ha! Did I say that? Yes! And so should you. If you were unable to determine your value add prior to the meeting and find yourself in a meeting where you are not adding value, speak up. Ask the facilitator or monitor to clarify your expected contribution and determine if that is taking place. If notâ€¦opt out. There are at least three other people in the room wanting to ask to be excused, yet too afraid to break the unwritten meeting rule of "my name was on the list, so I must attend."
Step 3 - Plan The Rescue
Meetings that work have:
Â· a defined purpose,
Â· structure and
Â· roles and responsibilities.
The larger the group of individuals involved in a meeting the more critical the details of these components become. A meeting that fails to embrace these things can become an exercise in "herding cats"â€¦fruitless, frustrating and "fuzzy".
Why are we here? The purpose of a meeting should be defined as the outcome. "When we leave this meeting we will haveâ€¦" Fill in the blank. Here are some examples.
â€¦a decision on how we go forward with the project.
â€¦a set of terms to use for the XYZ program.
â€¦an agreement on the parameters of the project.
â€¦a plan for the evaluation process.
If the sole outcome of the meeting is to have another meetingâ€¦"May I be excused?"
The best way to define meeting structure for everyone is by way of an agenda. The agenda should be distributed in advance of the meeting, not five minutes before or at the beginning of the meeting. By giving attendees time to think about the objective or outcome, they will be better prepared to participate. Not everyone can "think on his or her feet." If you don't want to have to do all the talking, look at blank stares or suffer through long moments of silence, get that agenda out there and working for you.
The larger the group, again, the more detail. When creating an agenda include:
Â· Date and Time
Â· Conference Call or Bridge line Numbers
Â· Name of Meeting Coordinator
Â· Topics and Time Allocations
Â· Names of Attendees
Â· Expected Contributions or Areas of Expertise of Attendees
Â· Resource or Reference Material
In addition to a written agenda, the meeting should have a set of standards or norms for how it will be conducted, a dos and don'ts list. Depending on the size of the group and the relationship of the individuals, this may be as simple as we will let each other talk and not interrupt or as complex as a written working agreement. A working agreement is a statement of how individuals will conduct themselves in a specific working situation. It should be prepared and agreed to by all individuals involvedâ€¦not by the management and handed down as a mandate. It is called an agreement because it is critical that the group agree to the code of conduct. If there is no agreement, there can be no enforcement.
Roles and Responsibilities
By assigning roles for meetings, individuals are better prepared to assume responsibilities within the meetings, the meetings are more effective and the comfort level of the group increases. We will talk about five roles within a meeting and their relative responsibilities. You may find other books or articles on meetings that define more or fewer roles. That is the wonderful thing about ideas, we can each have our own. These are the roles that I have found most effective and most accepted:
Â· Gatekeeper (future)
Â· Recorder (present)
Not every meeting requires all of these roles. However, facilitator and timekeeper are critical even for short meetings. Also, keep in mind that sometimes a single individual may take on more than one role. The facilitator and timekeeper may be the same person. The overall point is that these roles add structure to the meeting and help ensure productive outcomes.
The facilitator is the first line of defense against ineffective and out of control meetings. As the leader of the group, the facilitator should be the prime example of appropriate behaviors). They:
Â· create the meeting framework,
Â· create and distribute the agenda,
Â· identify appropriate participants,
Â· review previous meeting records,
Â· encourage and ensure individual participation, manage over/under participation
Â· manage the meeting flow to the agenda and
Â· act as "Sergeant at Arms."
The timekeeper is the group's clock-watcher. How many times has your meeting run over or failed to cover all agenda items? With a timekeeper you are more likely to end on time and get through the agenda. They assist the facilitator in managing meeting flow to agenda by providing time warnings ("two more minutes for the topic," "meeting ends in 15 minutes") and they recap meeting results and to dos.
The gatekeeper keeps track of items that come up during the meeting that do not fit on the current agenda, yet should be discussed at another meeting or passed along to another department or individual. The gatekeeper:
Â· identifies and records issues/suggestions outside of agenda or scope of meeting
Â· summarizes items on the gatekeeper list at the end of the meeting
Â· forwards recorded issues/suggestions to facilitator for action
Â· assists facilitator in managing meeting flow to agenda by suggesting items be recorded for future discussion or handoff to others ("we may want to turn that issue over to the accounting team," "we may be getting off target for this meeting")
The recorder is the gatekeeper of the present. They identify and record important points, decisions and actions from the meeting and forward recorded important points, decisions and actions or assignments to the facilitator
The participant is sometimes the most under used role within a meeting. Many participants are not prepared to participate in meetings, sometimes because they had no idea why they were asked to attend, sometimes because they didn't have time to prepare and many times because they did not understand the importance of their role. The participant:
Â· ensures participation in meeting is appropriate
Â· shares ideas
Â· asks questions
Â· encourages others to participate
Â· assists facilitator, timekeeper, gatekeeper and recorder in managing flow to agenda, staying on time, identifying out of scope items and action items
Step 4 - Shark Repellent
There are sharks in them thar' waters! Once you know where they hide, you'll know when to bring out the "shark repellent." Below are some common meeting pitfalls and some strategies on how to avoid them.
Getting off subject/lack of control Â· Have an agenda with time allocationsÂ· Assign rolesÂ· Establish working agreement, goal/objective
No agenda/too much on agenda Â· Have an agenda with time allocationsÂ· Have a specific goal/objectiveÂ· Stay on time by assigning timekeeperÂ· Split agenda into must dos and like to dos
Starting late/running over Â· Say on time (assign facilitator and timekeeper)Â· Have an agenda with time allocationsÂ· Assign rolesÂ· Send out agenda and handouts two days in advanceÂ· Do your homework, come preparedÂ· Remember common courtesy (see A Word About Timeâ€¦)Â· Manage your timeÂ· Establish working agreement and goal/objectiveÂ· Don't back track, recap or hold up meeting for late attendees
Wrong individuals/no one can make the decision Â· Have a specific goal/objectiveÂ· Invite individuals who can both contribute and resolveÂ· Assume responsibility for determining your need to attend
No preparation/no time to prepare Â· Do your homework, come preparedÂ· Allow sufficient time for offsite participants to receive materialÂ· Send out agenda and any pertinent handouts two days in advanceÂ· Take into consideration review and response timesÂ· Take responsibility for the role you play in every meetingÂ· Establish a working agreement and goal/objectiveÂ· Require RSVP
Individuals who dominate/don't participate Â· Assign rolesÂ· Do homework, come preparedÂ· Establish working agreement and goal/objectiveÂ· Take responsibility for the role you playÂ· Listen more than you speak in every meeting
Nothing gets accomplished Â· Have an agenda with time allocationsÂ· Assign rolesÂ· Send out agenda and pertinent handouts two days in advanceÂ· Do your homework, come preparedÂ· Establish working agreement and goal/objectiveÂ· Make sure a meeting is the right medium to accomplish the goal
You may have noticed that the strategies to avoid the pitfalls or "sharks" are very similar and relatively simple. So why aren't meetings being conducted effectively today? Because old habits die hard and most of us just "go with the flow." Change is a process that takes time, energy and effort. Not everyone is ready to come out of that comfortable little rut. Besides..."we've always done it this way..."
A Word About Timeâ€¦
â€¦it is finite! Until time travel becomes reality, we must deal with the realities of 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week. It is humanly impossible (cloning aside) to be in two places at once. If a meeting ends at 10:00 and the next one starts at 10:00, unless they are taking place in the same place, travel time will be required. Here are some novel ideas:
Â· stop scheduling meetings on the hour and use the quarter hour
Â· schedule meeting in 50 minute increments instead of hours (9:00 to (9:50)
Â· schedule meeting for 30 minutes instead of an hour by paring down the agenda and assigning prework
Â· think twice about two hour meetingsâ€¦our brains can't focus on one issue, in one context for two hoursâ€¦reality is that our attention span as adults will max out at about 20 minutes.
As individuals we each have our daily allocation of time. Respecting our own time and time of others can help in meeting management.
Â· Affects others
Â· Damages relationships and credibility
Â· Implies you don't care
Â· Shows disrespect for others
Â· Effects subsequent activities
Â· Shows disrespect for others
Â· Creates frustration
Â· Increases stress
We are physical beings, not machines. We may need a drink of water or a trip to the bathroom. Did you know that prolonged sitting can cause poor circulation and blood pooling! If the blood isn't getting to the brainâ€¦it isn't going to be working at optimum.
Most human bite cases are reported at hospitals in the late afternoonâ€¦between 4:00 and 5:00. If the workday began at 8:00 or 9:00, think twice about that 4:00 meeting. This can be one of the least productive times of the day. It is time to slow down and get ready to transition to lifeâ€¦and the commute home. People tend to be less creative, less motivated andâ€¦based on the hospital reportsâ€¦most irritable in the late afternoon.
Step 5 - Executing The Rescue
As individuals we each have a sphere of influence where we can attempt to enlighten others and initiate change. Even if the only individual in your sphere of influence is you, you can make some changes in the way you approach meetings. Here are some things to do.
If you haven't yet completed Step 1 do it for yourself. If you are a manager or have a group you regularly work with, do an information survey of the group. Find out how much time they spend in meetings as individuals, roll that up to a total for the group, then apply an average salary to the total time. How much is it costing to have that many meetings? Share the results with the group and ask for suggestions and recommendations. Once individuals see the numbers and mentally connect with how this affects them and their time, they are usually primed to at least attempt some changes.
Survey Result Sample
Â· 30% of week in meetings per individual or (1.5 days)
Â· Average salary of $35,000
Â· $216 per individual per week (just for the meeting time, no prep or travel time included)
Â· 50 people x $216 = $10,800 per week x 48 weeks = $518,400 per year
Â· Cutting existing meeting time by 1/3 for this group would save approximately $155,520 in time dollars per year (that could be allocated to actual work) and give each individual back Â½ day
Move to step 2, start asking questions of yourself and others. Have them ask the same questions.
Ask for or prepare agendas, including time allocations and objectives/goals. Begin to introduce the information and the roles in Step 3, even if you simply take on a role yourself, informally.
Know the pitfalls in Step 4 and attempt to modify behaviors through gentle persuasion. "Do you think that might be something to talk about at the next meeting?" "I notice we only have 10 minutes left for this meeting. Do we need to make a decision on the XYZ and carry the RST over to the next meeting?" "I have to excuse myself, I have another meeting."
Putting your perspective in the form of a question makes it more palatable to others
â€¦asking rather than telling!
The first inducement for individuals to use effective meeting management strategies is that it becomes the accepted way of doing business, leading by example. The following are some specific inherent inducements for effective meeting management:
Start on time
Â· Table meetings, if the originator doesn't show up (and no other facilitator has been designated).
Â· Do not recap, stop for, or acknowledge late arrivals.
Â· Start at the designated start time, even if all participants are not there.
End on time
Â· Interrupt meetings that have gone over (if they are using your meeting room).
Â· Excuse yourself at the designated end time.
Â· Decline to attend meetings for which:
- you do not have time to prepare.
- no one can define your role.
Â· Cancel meeting when attendees are not prepared.
Â· Provide feedback to attendees.
Â· Managers must coach their people.
Â· Recognize appropriate behaviors/examples.
Â· Override inappropriate behaviors/examples.
Â· Set goals and celebrate reaching them.
Â· Reward individuals championing the change.
Â· Give 30 minutes of the hours saved to each individual participating as extra lunch, come in late or leave early time. You'll be gaining more than you give.
In some companies, this may seem like radical thinking, but only because large organizations tend to hold fast to their "artifacts of the past." Change for most people is at the least a challenge and often very uncomfortable. Yet, the statistics are valid. Salaries (hours) are one of the heaviest costs of an organization. Getting the most out of that investment is only good business.