Given that so much of the working week is spent in meetings, it is all too easy for them to become habitual. In a fast-moving business environment with deadlines to meet and clients to satisfy, there is rarely the luxury of time to permit anything other than the necessary business of the meeting itself.

But not all meetings are like this and, occasionally, longer meetings, such as staff training weekends and annual sales kick-off events, allow more time for activities not directly associated with business objectives.

So, given more time and less need to absolutely focus on the business specifics, think about introducing some new characteristics ...

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