The concept of personal agendas is often described in terms of motivation - what are people really trying to do whilst at work? How will their actions benefit them?
However - there is another way to look at the world of personal agendas. You can use them for the benefit of the organisation by getting really focussed on what you need to get achieved in a short period of time.
I'm not suggesting that people don't know what they should be doing, but rather this is an opportunity to re-focus your efforts so that you can get the most work done with the least amount of time and effort.
Just affirming the right things that need to be done can help increase the productivity of a meeting (or a half morning on a project). Those next steps, once recognised, might help shorten the amount of time required to complete a task.
Try it over the next few days and see what happens.
Smartspeed Consulting Limited
'For When Results Matter'www.smartspeed.co.uk
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