Problems in Meetings

There are several reasons why problem-solving meetings are often counterproductive and frustrating. Be alert to some of the weaknesses and avoid them if you want important meetings to be effective.

Some experts say all meetings are basically problem-solving meetings. All meetings are held to determine a course of action, resolve a problem or difficulty, or find a solution. If this is the case, then 50 percent to 60 percent of your time every day is spent in this type of meeting. It is important that you be aware of the obstacles to effective thinking and good decision making.


The first challenge in meetings is groupthink. This occurs when the group has a tendency to move quickly to a conclusion without considering ...

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