On the "enjoyment Richter scale," meetings equate to dentist visits and getting strip searched in airport security. Who among us hasn't sat in a meeting thinking that they would rather be just about anywhere away from the droning speaker, the stuffy room and that faint waft of tuna salad left over from lunch? Often we feel this way when we are asked to attend a weekly staff meeting, monthly finance meeting or quarterly sales meeting - meetings that are on the calendar simply because they've always been on the calendar. Unfortunately, sessions like this tend to lack a thoughtful agenda, fresh ideas, and a firm commitment to time constraints and actually getting something done.
You can take a number of steps to make meetings more productive and efficient. Being prepared with a thoughtful and precise agenda, focusing on results, holding firm to 'rules of engagement', and tracking follow-through will make your meetings far more valuable, and perhaps even more enjoyable, for everyone involved.
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