3 crazy ways Jack in the Box Inc. jazzes up internal meetings

Inflatable campfires? Kazoo-based data gathering? If your employee meetings are a snooze, learn how good things can pop up when you crank the handle of creative engagement.

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Hey, wasn’t that PowerPoint supposed to add pizzazz to your presentation?

So how come your audience is nodding off in their seats as you offer your chipper updates and overwrought slides?

If this is a familiar scenario, take a lesson from Jack in the Box Inc, the $3.4 billion San Diego-based company that owns and operates the chains Jack in the Box and QDOBA Mexican Eats. Along the way, you might learn how to get employees to speak up—and to gather valuable data.

In a Ragan Training video, “Internal Meetings 2.0: Get rid of lackluster employee events,” Jack in the Box Inc.’s Golda Akhgarnia tells how the organization successfully made meetings fun and useful for employees and senior leaders alike.

The meetings have grown more dynamic as communicators and the chief executive embraced new ways to reach employees, says Akhgarnia, senior manager of internal brand communications.

Here are some tips and extraordinary meeting formats to try out in your organization:

Get an inflatable campfire.

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