Okay, perhaps there’s a better name for it, however this leader’s point is well made:
“I call it ‘The Mating Dance,’” he said. “It’s the strutting, the assessing, and the posturing that happens at the beginning of meetings. It’s almost as if people are thinking, ‘Before I engage I need to assess where I fit. Am I safe? Once I know, then I’ll engage.’
“All this dancing means we don’t have the trust we need yet. And we’re wasting precious time in our pursuit of solutions,” the leader finished.
How long does the dance last at the beginning of your meetings? Most importantly: What’s one thing you could do to shorten it?
It’s worth a discussion.