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Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers by Sharlyn Lauby

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Chapter 2. Regularly Scheduled Status Updates

The first meeting I want to talk about is probably the one we attend the most. It's the regularly scheduled meeting to exchange information. This meeting might be held daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually. It could be conducted via phone call or in-person.

Regularly scheduled status meetings are the ones that show up on our calendar before the agenda has even been decided. For that reason, they often become the ones we dread the most. It doesn't have to be that way!

When used properly, status meetings have an important role in organizations. This chapter will outline how to turn that "every Tuesday at 2 o'clock" meeting into something valuable and worthwhile.

Goal of the meeting

The goal of the ...

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