Patricia Paul replied to the topic How-To: Have a Successful Acquisition Kick-Off Meeting in the forum Acquisition, Contracting, Procurement 9 years, 2 months ago
Great post!!! The part that caught my attention was the point that you made about silence not being equal to concurrence or understanding. I am the “question asker” at home and at work and at church and on tours and well–I ask alot of questions. Sometimes, I wait until the last possible second to ask my question hoping that someone else will ask or say something. I keep hoping that I don’t have to be the one to ask every question. Usually, after asking the question, I find out someone else was thankful that I did because they felt the same concern.
The challenge is to really try to pull concerns or confusions out in these meetings because this is the time to do it. Challenge attendees to really consider the project and their expectations and raise questions where the two don’t seem to be in alignment.
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