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Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers by Sharlyn Lauby

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During the meeting

A regularly scheduled status meeting should have four parts:

  • Welcome
  • Outstanding agenda items
  • New agenda items
  • Action steps and wrap-up

During the welcome, the meeting chair should convey any meeting logistics, introduce new participants, and provide some introductory points. If the group meets in the same place, then everyone probably knows the logistics, for example where the bathrooms are located. But for groups that rotate their location, this is important. In addition, for groups that meet infrequently, including a planned activity during the introduction to connect the participants is important.

Welcome activity for groups

Groups that meet quarterly or annually need a moment to reconnect before getting down to the business of ...

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