Melissa Weiksnar, a longtime member of an HBS forum in Boston, suggests this occasional variation on members’ monthly updates.
Ask each member to share an “ERMIA” update”: What did you Eliminate, Reduce, Maintain, Increase, or Add since our last meeting? And how does this update make you feel?
This kind of update helps members focus on issues of balance – how are you spending your time, what have you changed recently, and what would you still like to change? Items to be mentioned could relate to your business, personal, or family life.