1% Better With Kris: Crushing Your Meetings

1% Better With Kris is a blog/video series with the CEO of BetterWorks, Kris Duggan. The title references one of BetterWorks’ core values to strive to be “1% Better every day.” In each post, Kris tackles a common question or theme that customers have and demonstrates how he and the employees at BetterWorks addresses them.

A 2014 Harvard Business Review article found that people at one large company spent 300,000 hours a year just supporting their weekly executive committee meeting. From sending emails out to teams to gather status updates, then spending afternoons compiling that information, about 210,000 hours and 130 preparatory meetings were found to be needed. The numbers are astounding, but not uncommon. In today’s video, I discuss how BetterWorks could help you reduce that number and in turn crush your meetings.


Many of us are already having 1:1s, what if we could focus those meetings on getting the right information and work done?

During your next 1:1, bring up Meeting View in BetterWorks. Use this feature to hold live, collaborative discussions about OKRs and the work being done. Sort by progress to identify focus areas and leave comments on how to move forward. By the end of the meeting, you’ll have bubbled up the areas that need attention and collaborated on the best next steps.  

Here at BetterWorks, we use Meeting View for our team meetings as well. Leveraging the Team Goals filter, hold a round robin with your team and find out where they need help. With BetterWorks, it’s super easy to get a comprehensive look at your team’s efforts.

Finally, creating a beautiful, fully editable summary powerpoint for that town hall or executive meeting is easy with BetterWorks. Our Export to PowerPoint feature allows you to generate a summary presentation of the OKRs you filter for. It starts off with a quick summary slide, outlining your overall progress. Then, a summary slide for each of the goals in the filter. Here you can see how we are doing for each key result. We also capture the last comment that was placed on the objective. Here’s my CEO power user tip, I star specific comments that I want to highlight in the PowerPoint. These can be strategic content, to-do items, or great feedback. Starred comments overrides the last comment left.

Crush your meetings with BetterWorks and become a meeting master!

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