The do’s and don’ts of running effective meetings
As a manager or team leader, one great way of keeping employees happy is running a smooth, efficient meeting with purpose that sets clear goals a great team can accomplish.
This list of things to strive for and things to avoid is only one part of a great article at Harvard Business Review by Amy Gallo, which sets the perfect tone for starting 2014 off right.
- Make the meeting purpose clear and send an agenda out ahead of time
- Talk to anyone who might monopolize meeting time before you get in the room and ask him to keep comments to a minimum
- Send out a follow-up email after the meeting that lists next steps, who’s responsible for them, and when they’ll get done
- Feel obliged to invite lots of people — only include those who are critical to making progress
- Move on to a new topic until everyone feels they’ve been heard
- Let the group get distracted by tangents — ask if you can address unrelated topics another time
Tips for great management.
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