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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Making the most of meetings

Unfortunately, meetings have gotten a bad reputation as a way of conducting business because too many meetings are unproductive or called without a clear goal or purpose. Avoiding meetings in general may save you time in the short run but in the long run, if meetings were what was required, it can cost you and your company precious time.

So the first consideration when it comes to meetings is this one: Is this meeting even necessary? If your answer is, yes, then the next question should be what type of meeting should it be? In person, by phone, or remotely over the Internet? Of course if your company has staff throughout the country and even around the world, if the meeting includes some or all of those employees, not ...

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