Episode 7

How to be present and encourage mindfulness with Annette Jensen


September 11th, 2019

25 mins 41 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

How to be present and encourage mindfulness with Annette Jennsen


Annette Jensen:: Director of Global Strategy and Organization Development at Widen Enterprises.

Inclusion Card: Side Chatter


In this episode, Ashley and Noel talk to Annette Jensen about the Side Chatter card, which is played when people are having side conversations that not everyone in the meeting can hear. Annette talks about how much time her company spends in meetings, how leaving on time can help a meeting to have better focus, turning video on in remote meetings, making meetings interesting and shares her worst meeting story (it involves a real wastepaper basket and fake paper).


02:44 - Being a “Freedom-Centered Workplace”

04:43 - Problems With and the Cost of Side Chatter

07:06 - Encouraging Focus During Meetings

14:37 - Avoiding Boring Meetings

15:49 - Bringing Widen’s Culture to the European Headquarters

18:36 - Meeting Trick: Stop Talking + Create An Agenda

- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

21:17 - Worst Meeting Story: Be Honest About the Topic!