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Open your meetings to foster collaboration

The Globe and Mail opened news meetings to all its staff to increase transparency and improve communication. This is what they learned.

At The Globe and Mail news meetings are now open to everyone. More journalists are becoming acquainted with the work of other sections or departments by listening in on meetings and dropping in and out of the conversation as it’s relevant to them.

Some interesting takeaways from The Globe and Mail are:

  • Meetings happen in the same place, which helps build awareness and a habit for people to attend.
  • Journalists have become more acquainted with how other sections or departments work.
  • More people have the opportunity to lead meetings, which opens discussions up to more diverse points of view.
  • Transparency has given people a sense of more collaboration and communication.