Chapter 12

How to Evaluate and Improve a Meeting


Evaluating Meetings

To improve future meetings, leaders need some evaluation of the effectiveness of the meetings they conduct. There are three possible sources for the evaluation of a meeting:

1. self-evaluation by the leader

2. evaluation by a trained observer

3. evaluation by participants.

All of these sources can be helpful. The worth of the evaluation will depend on the objectivity of the evaluator as well as the effectiveness of the forms and procedures that are used. Let's consider each approach separately.

Self-Evaluation by the Leader

After the meeting is over, the leader can ask, “How ...

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