The Core-7 are the personal dimensions
of meeting participants that can be measured and quantified.
These Core-7 dimensions are used as the design and
measurement framework of the Meeting Productivity
- Knowledge - Understanding -
- Opinions - Attitudes - Beliefs
- Issues - Concerns - Feelings
- Needs - Preferences
- Behaviors/Business Results
Meeting productivity research
(both qualitative and quantitative) employs Core-7
Meeting Dimensions questions, which have been developed
and refined over almost a decade of meeting attendee
research. These questions identify and define the
attendees' Core-7 Dimensions as they relate to their
business, their relationship with the organization
and, most importantly, their meeting experience.
Pre-meeting Core-7 findings
are synthesized into measurable meeting objectives.
These provide meeting designers with the foundation
to build a precisely focused, cost-efficient, high-value
meeting experience for both the meeting participants
and the sponsoring organization. If all of the Core-7
Dimensions are used in designing a large group meeting,
the meeting's productivity and return on investment
will be optimized. Meetings designed with our Core-7
Dimensions and the MPP have consistently produced
dramatic, on-target, valuable results.
By employing both pre-meeting
and post-meeting research and measurement, shifts
in attendees' Core-7 Dimensions can be accurately
measured and calculated to determine the precise impacts
of a meeting experience upon the attendees.
Post-meeting, a Return
On Event (ROE) Report prepared by GuideStar presents
these results in graphic form. Meeting managers know
exactly how well their meeting performed and the return
on their total meeting investment and have the necessary
post-meeting information to develop targeted, follow