|Points to consider
||The way we run our morning toolbox meeting sets the tone for our crew. If we just go through the motions, they’re going to work the same way.
Preparation is vital. Set aside time at the end of each day to jot down ideas for what you’ll discuss in the morning. Arrive early and show up with a solid plan.
Shake hands and greet people before the meeting starts. Ask how their night or weekend went. Get people laughing – not too much, but enough so folks wake up and smile a bit.
Always start on time. Speak loudly and make sure people are on their feet. If you take the meeting seriously, they will too.
Make it your goal to get every single person to say something during the meeting! Ask questions and call on folks by name. “What went well yesterday”, “who had someone help them out yesterday”, “what are we going to look out for today”, etc.
Avoid reading aloud to your crew – it puts people to sleep! If you have to read an announcement, pause frequently to ask people questions or add your own words.