You’ve probably been asked ‘Got 5?’ You answer with a verbal ‘Sure’ and and a non-verbal ”There goes my afternoon’.

But what if we were honest with ourselves, our colleagues, our team and our managers and instead said ‘Got 15?’. As Tim explained so powerfully in the ‘Reel Change’ video, you really don’t need more than 15 minutes to achieve a fruitful discussion.

When people know that you are only going to take 15 minutes rather than a proverbial 5, you will notice:

– The meeting starts with a positive, not negative frame of mind.

– People are engaged in the meeting, not worrying about when it might end

– You are able to have more discussions that are more productive

– Overall productivity increases as people aren’t stuck in meetings all day!

The next time you want a team discussion, ask for 15 and stick to it. The more you do that, the more impact it will have on you and your team.