New Book Offers 52 Ways to Kick Off Inspiring Staff Meetings

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Mara Dresner’s new book, “Super-charge your staff meetings: 52 ways to create fun, meaningful, memorable meetings that your employees will love,” will help managers at every level conduct effective staff meetings that improve morale, not drain it.

When employees share experiences and laughter, they are much more likely to help out colleagues, offer new ideas and insight, and work with a renewed effort. That can make a big difference on the bottom line.

There’s a common reaction when staff meetings are announced. People roll their eyes and search for any excuse to miss the meeting. The problem with that is when staff members aren’t connecting as a team in meetings, they’re probably not working as a team either. That means tasks aren’t getting done efficiently — and people start to dread going to work.

That’s where Mara Dresner’s new book, “Super-charge your staff meetings: 52 ways to create fun, meaningful, memorable meetings that your employees will love,” comes in.

This book offers enjoyable, innovative ways to get staff meetings started. Some starters are more intellectual, some more physical, some just silly. They’re all designed to help staff get on the same page, especially crucial in these stressful times. There are also chapters on recognizing special occasions, such as birthdays and holidays.

“This book will help managers in every industry get a jump on holding meetings that matter. It’s not about bonding for the sake of bonding. When employees share experiences and laughter, they are much more likely to help out colleagues, offer new ideas and insight, and work with a renewed effort. That can make a big difference on the bottom line,” said Dresner, who is communications director for Strategies, a leading business-education provider, which published the book.

The book is divided into 52 chapters, with space for notes and to record what date a meeting starter was tried. That becomes a reference tool for the manager, who may want to repeat games or try them with a twist.

“This is a valuable resource for managers. Staff meetings are often looked at as a necessary evil. Mara’s book will help managers make them entertaining, so that employees are more open to receiving new information,” said Strategies president Robbi Grayson. “The exercises in the book work with staffs of all sizes. In fact, it’s a great way to help people from other departments get to know each other. Companies benefit from a staff that’s upbeat and enjoys coming to work every day.”

The book sells for $19.95, and is available at the Strategies bookstore (http://www.strategies.com/product.php/prodid/334) or at http://www.amazon.com. Visit http://www.strategies.com for more information about business education and coaching.

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