Let’s reconcile two thoughts about team meetings – first, “Let’s all be on the same page,” and second – “If we always agree, why do we need meetings?” I suggest exceptional organizations get to the same page through those very robust conversations.
How much conflict do you expect in your meetings? (Not how much do you allow?) How fervently do your people challenge each other’s ideas and your’s? How strongly do you mine for, even celebrate, alternative perspectives and new approaches? What will you do differently in your next meeting?