|Dear Meeting Guru,
I need to teach our organization these things
||When to set up a meeting.
||Who should be invited.
What to prepare for a meeting.
||How to run a meeting.
||How to follow up to a meeting.
||Anything to make a meeting
Your concern about meetings is commendable. Inefficient meetings cost organizations
billions of dollars each year in otherwise productive employee work time.
To teach your employees how to be more productive in meetings, give each of
them a free subscription to EffectiveMeetings.com by directing them to
www.effectivemeetings.com/subscribe.asp. Then assign them the task of finding
the answers to the particular problems you pose. They will find a wealth of
information located throughout this resource center.
For specific information about 1) when to set up a meeting, read "To
Meet or Not to Meet".
For 2) who should be invited, 4) how to run a meeting and 5) how to follow
up to a meeting, check out "Leading
a Meeting." It recommends that you invite only those directly involved
in the particular meeting goal and outlines the responsibilities of a meeting
For 3) what to prepare for a meeting, try "How
to Create an Agenda".
And for other information about particular meeting questions, peruse Meeting
If you’re having trouble convincing employees that spending time planning and
evaluating their meeting productivity is worthwhile, you can calculate the cost
of your meetings to put the force of finance behind you. www.effectivemeetings.com/diversions/meetingcost.asp
As the wise philosopher Confucius
once said, "Men of superior mind busy themselves first getting at the root of
things; when they succeed, the right course is open to them." You will not only
learn the right course but teach others to do so as well. Such is the path to
wisdom and productivity.
may good meeting karma always be with you.