Off track?


Ever been to a meeting that went off track?  A question that took the group down a rabbit hole?

The solution is to say let's “add it to the parking lot” or “take it offline.”  But both of those expressions feel tired and sometimes awkward.

New idea:  Create a safe word or phrase.

My suggestion is to choose something that makes you smile, such as: “Swiper no Swiping.”
No swiping our time!

Let the team know that anyone can simply say “Swiper no swiping” to signal that the conversation is going off track.  

Check to see if the conversation aligns with the meeting agenda, then you can decide to follow the thread or get back on track.

What phrases or words did your team choose?
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