Making Meetings Matter

Making Meetings Matter is a meeting design and advisory firm with a single mission: supporting frustrated leaders who are sick and tired of wasting their time in lousy meetings that don’t produce meaningful outcomes. We are here to enable you to design and implement new strategies for leading collaborative conversations in the digital age.

We produce collaborative learning experiences that show you and your staff how to view meetings as opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and learning. We develop practical strategies for teambuilding, decision-making, conflict resolution, transformational change, and organizational performance improvement.

If you are  frustrated about wasting your time – and your staff’s time – in boring, ineffective meetings, talk to us. We can show you how to make every meeting both productive and popular. Whether you want a one-time presentation or workshop, ongoing consultation, private coaching, or an intensive custom development program, Jim Ware is the expert you need to talk to.

Recent Clients Include:

  • National Equity Fund
  • The Research Board
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Sodexo
  • Citrix Online
  • Experian
  • Herman Miller
  • Kimball Office

Contact us today for a free initial conversation about how we can help you take charge of the future of work in your own organization.

Our Founder

Jim Ware, PhD, is a former Harvard Business School professor who has invested his entire career in understanding what organizations must do to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

His business wisdom comes from deep academic knowledge and over thirty years of hands-on experience as a senior executive and a change leader driving corporate innovation. All that work in the trenches taught him how critical meetings are to organizational success and how rare it is for them to be productive, let alone popular.

Jim is the founder and chief meeting design strategist of Making Meetings Matter; he also serves as the global research director for Occupiers Journal Limited, the publisher of Work & Place; the Executive Director of The Future of Work…unlimited; and he is a Partner with the London-based FutureWork Forum. He has co-authored and contributed to several books about the digital economy and its implications for leadership and organizational success.

James P. Ware, PhD. meeting design speciallist

Today Jim works with professionals like you to turn those dull, boring meetings into highly engaging conversations. A passionate meeting design strategist, he has distilled decades of personal learning into an essential set of “new rules” for designing and leading meetings that matter.

He holds PhD, M.A., and B.Sc. degrees from Cornell University and an MBA (With Distinction) from the Harvard Business School. He lives and works in northern California.