Are your meetings killing your business?

December 30th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Are your meetings killing your business?”

Meetings are a necessary part of doing business. Some even call them a “necessary evil.”  

Business meetings often have little return on a large time investment. Try these tips to make sure your meetings are productive.

  1.     Read and study Patrick Lencioni’s book Death by Meeting.
  2.    Communicate a clear objective for the meeting in advance.
  3.     Create and send out an agenda with the meeting invitation.
  4.     Make sure all, and only, necessary individuals are included in the meeting.
  5.     Stick to start and end times.
  6.     Have a clear leader.
  7.     Take notes.
  8.     Follow up.

Paul J. Meyer said, “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” Try these 8 tips for your next meetings and see how much your productivity increases as a result of intelligent planning.

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