In order to generate a sense of completion and success, sustain momentum, and keep efforts moving in the correct direction, the article offers five efficient ways to end meetings and workshops.
The author shares five different ways to effectively close a meeting or workshop. These methods are organized based on different scenarios that meeting leaders and facilitators may find themselves in. The first method involves using the Horizons method to organize what will happen next, and who will be responsible for doing it by when. The second method encourages leaving the door open for additional thoughts and conversation. The third method asks participants to anonymously submit suggestions for making the initiative successful. The fourth method involves simply asking each person to reflect on how they’re feeling as the session comes to a close. The final method asks participants to select a bite-sized commitment they are making based on the information/activities shared during the meeting or training. These methods can help foster a sense of completeness and accomplishment, maintain momentum, and keep initiatives going in the right direction.