Sometimes, you will have meetings for the sole purpose of reporting the status of a project, campaign, or other activity. Status report meetings can take many forms, but effective ones are short and to the point. In many situations, a formal face-to-face meeting may not even be required. Many organizations ask that the current status be simply emailed on a weekly basis, unless there are issues that have to be discussed or resolved in person. For larger projects or those that involve cross-departmental teams, it is typical to have face-to-face status report meetings that also provide a way for additional interaction and ensure that all team members are aware of the multiple ongoing activities within the project.