EVERY MEETING SHOULD HAVE AN AGENDA
Meeting should always have have an end-result. So as to have
agenda. Let all the participants know the
CONDUCT A MEETING
Hold a meeting only if it is
required. Effective Managers who know
the value of time, do not call for unnecessary meetings and waste others’ time.
Every meeting should reach some definite conclusions and the
participants should clearly understand the conclusions and resolutions and
what’s expected from each participant after the meeting. Summarize all your resolutions or conclusions
at the end of the meeting.
NUMBER OF TOPICS
stretch, there is a possibility of losing focus. It can even result in confusion and
chaos. Hence, have separate meetings for
DURATION OF THE MEETING
an hour. If you are required to discuss
more than an hour, take tea-breaks so as to give relief to the brain.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
the agenda of the meeting. Don’t invite
everybody without considering whether or not they are related or required. This not only saves time for those who are
not required to attend but also gives more time to people attending the meeting
thus bringing seriousness and real benefit.
PARTICIPANT SHOULD SPEAK
mouth shut. It is important that every
participant actively participates in the meeting. Make everybody talk on important issues. Don’t let some participants sit quiet.
THE AGREED TOPIC
unrelated topics; stop them in their tracks.
press their decisions that they had already taken, on their team members. But they pretend to be welcoming opinions
from others by conducting meetings. They
want to use participants as rubber stamps.
Such superiors and their meetings are unethical and ineffective.