Productive Meetings with the Support of Easy-to-Use Technology
Meetings are meant to be an efficient way for people to get together to discuss ideas, consider issues, overcome obstacles and drive outcomes – however, they are notorious for spiraling into a black hole from which neither outcome nor follow up ever occurs. A bad meeting occurs when one or more of the following are true:
- The meeting has no purpose or agenda.
- The meeting ends without results or conclusions.
- The meeting lacks collaboration or discussion.
- The meeting participants are unprepared or key members are not present.
Let us start with some well-established tips for having productive meetings:
- Set clear expectations with a clear agenda.
- Include any pre-meeting work for a productive meeting.
- Set the target outcomes and allow time for discussion.
- Stay true to the agenda and move tangential discussions to another meeting.
- Identify the norms and the roles for group members.
- Find time for relationship building, the fundamental building block of all great meetings.
For more information, please contact Rocky Brent at the Capital Area Intermediate Unit. (firstname.lastname@example.org / 1-888-258-3629) or visit our website at http://www.agendamanager.com.
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