A major reason for ineffective meetings is vague goals. People are not sure why the meeting is being held and what the goal of the meeting is supposed to be. There is either no written agenda or the items on the agenda are not clear. This is why you should announce at the beginning of the meeting the purpose of the meeting and what you hope to accomplish.
Another major reason for ineffective meetings is the conduct of the leader. Meeting leaders can make a number of key mistakes that will destroy the potential of any meeting. These mistakes include:
Starting the meeting late. Some leaders ...