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Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers by Sharlyn Lauby

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5 tips for better project meetings

When we think of project management, we tend to think of structure and focus. Here are some tips and resources from business professionals to help your next project meeting run smoothly.

Katie Hurst, marketing manager at OpenSesame, a leading eLearning provider, shares the concept of Gamestorming.

"The problem with 99 percent of meetings today is that no one takes the time to plan. "But Katie!" you say, "No one has time to PLAN a meeting! They are just a necessary evil." My response to this argument is a simple cost/benefit analysis. If all it took was 5-10 minutes of planning to create a meeting that resulted in healthy discussion, great ideas, clear action items AND ended on time—wouldn't you take the time?  ...

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