You review the key decisions and action items. You even find time to conduct a brief evaluation of the meeting. You thank everyone for their contributions. It was a good meeting! You are finally done. Right? Wrong!

Hold on. Before you get ready for your next meeting, think about what you need to do to follow-up on this meeting. Follow-up is an important part of the total meeting process that began with all the planning and preparation that took place before the meeting and ends with a variety of post-meeting activities.

Here are a few after-meeting actions to consider:

•  Review the notes and send them out to the team as soon as possible (some teams adopt a ground rule to cover this; for example, “notes ...

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