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MANAGING MEETINGS

IN THE BEGINNING—OR NOT?

Patrick Forsyth

The idea

Never end a meeting with AOB. Any Other Business, or AOB, is that miscellany of bits and pieces, often the awkward topics, gripes, administrative details, and suchlike, that add tedium and time to a meeting.

Consider what happens if this is taken at the end of the meeting: as the items forming this are tabled—and others are thought of—a long, rambling session can develop ...

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