How to End Every Meeting

Giving everyone a last word

Holacracy is a system for running an organization that we use here at Medium. This post is not about Holacracy, which you can learn more about from this collection or holacracy.org (and I recommend doing so). This post is about an idea you should steal from Holacracy.

End every meeting with a “closing round.”

In a closing round, you go around the room and give everyone a chance to comment on the meeting. There is no discussion or back-and-forth allowed. People tend to talk for less than 30 seconds (often a lot less), so you could close a large, 10-person meeting in less than five minutes.

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