Making meetings productive
Properly run meetings save time, increase motivation and productivity, and solve problems. They create new ideas and initiatives, achieve buy-in and diffuse conflict in a way that e-mail simply cannot.
So why do managers complain about meetings? Perhaps because so many meetings are either unnecessary or are badly run. Badly run meetings waste time, money, resources, and are worse than having no meetings at all.
As managers spend around 60 per cent of their time in meetings, it is well worth making sure the time is used productively. This theme looks at how you can get the most out of meetings – first as a participant ...