People seem to love meetings. Yet, we have all seen that not everything requires a meeting. When a meeting is necessary, it must have a clear purpose and agenda. John Spence tackles this issue in a recent blog.
In his blog, Spence provides some key ground rules to making meetings effective. Following is an overview of some of my favorite ground rules he identifies.
If an issue requires a meeting, make sure that you have clear meeting objectives with the key people who really need to be part of the discussion.
Once you have identified the key people that need to be part of the discussion, its necessary to have an agenda that identifies the topics you plan to cover and allots the appropriate time for each topic.
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