Set up the recurring 90-minute Weekly Roundtable for the same day and same time each week.
Choose 1 person to run the Weekly Roundtable.
Choose 1 person to administratively support the Weekly Roundtable (take notes, etc).
Go to your Miro board and look for The Weekly Roundtable template to run your meeting.
Apply the discipline: Surface and Root!
Root out the challenges
These are your most important goals. You can’t do everything. As the saying goes, when you focus on everything, you focus on nothing.
The root of your challenge could be Priorities if…
- You don’t have the right priority or strategy
- People are unclear or uninterested in the priorities
- You lack the bandwidth to achieve your priorities
- Insufficient resources are allocated to your priorities
We want to avoid hiring the wrong people? It’s not that they’re bad people. But when they don’t fit your company, it can wreak havoc. With current team members, we want to cultivate more of the qualities we seek. We also want to focus on assigning a clear “owner” to each role.
The root of your challenge could be People if…
- An interpersonal challenge exists
- Someone lacks interest in or talent for any of their responsibilities
- Someone is in deeper conflict with the culture
- An important role exists, but it’s not getting done or it’s getting done poorly
- People lack clarity on who’s responsible for what
Process is one place companies tend not to give nearly enough attention to… everyone is involved in some processes of your company, so anyone can be innovating just by improving your process. Processes describe how things are done and provide focus, consistency and understanding for making them better.
The root of your challenge could be Process if…
- Things are chaotic or people are frustrated or confused
- We’re not getting the results we seek from recurring processes
- People are wasting time (more time than seems appropriate)
We avoid time waste and low stakes problem-solving when people are candid. By investing more thought and critical thinking into our problem solving, we can avoid merely putting a bandaid over our problems. Instead, we can get to the root.
The root of your challenge could be Problems if…
- People avoid putting their problems or challenges on the table, preventing them from being discussed
- People stay surface level when discussing a problem
- People continue to use the excuse that we’re fighting fires and have no time to get to the root of our problems.
Each of us has limiting beliefs. But as companies, we also have certain beliefs that hold us back. An example of one such paradigm is “avoid problems.” Problems are bad, right? That would explain why we just try to make problems go away… why we’re in perpetual firefighting mode. A different paradigm would be “Hunt for problems.” The biggest best we can find and solve them at the root.
We benefit from discovering the beliefs that limit us and replacing them with more
The root of your challenge could be Paradigm if…
- People seem not to be operating at peak performance
- People are frustrated semi-regularly
- People are too complacent
- Anything seems to be “off”
Once you get to the root, remember to define the next step!