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Brilliant Meetings by Jane Hammersley, Duncan Peberdy

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Welcome to Brilliant Meetings

You’ve probably picked up this book because you are continually frustrated by bad meeting experiences, and you want to begin a process for positive change. Like you, so many people – meeting participants irrespective of job level, culture or size of organisation – have low expectations of meetings simply because of repeated exposure to bad meetings.

If statistics were needed to prove how we feel about ineffective meetings, then research carried out in September 2008 on behalf of VisitBritain revealed that: ‘Three in ten meetings are a waste of time, costing UK businesses a staggering £27.5 billion a year in wasted workforce hours’.

‘The average working person spends eight working weeks per year in meetings – almost ...

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