Accountability From Review Meetings
Having a Regular Review Meeting Improves Employee Accountability for Projects
As well as review meetings after a project helping to develop an employee's focus and participation in the refining of projects to improve them for the future, review meetings also add an element of accountability for tasks. By giving employees an opportunity to analyse, evaluate and discuss the good parts and the bad parts of a process and allowing them to put forward their own ideas and suggestions for improvements, they will then take ownership of these changes and so are much more likely to work hard to try and increase the chances of the amendments being a success.
Collaboration on Plans Typically Results in Greater Teamwork
Workers who feel like they have been wholly or at least partly responsible for a change are likely to have a much greater motivation and desire to make it succeed in order to prevent anyone from turning round and blaming them should it not work out as envisaged. If in the review meetings managers and workers agree on the changes and have all come up with them as a result of collaborative discussions, then the whole group will have a common goal to make it a success. Not only will this mean that everybody should then work hard to make it succeed, but should also lead to greater teamwork as they unite behind this common cause.
The Importance of Written Records
It is important that a written record is made of the discussions and outcomes that are decided in the review meetings so that not only can progress be checked, but also provides a definitive record to state clearly who is responsible for which element of the improvement and who is supposed to be doing what.