Plan Your Meeting

Running a successful meeting requires a fair amount of groundwork. Set yourself up for a meaningful, engaging conversation with the right players by thinking through your goal and deciding who can help you achieve it, what materials they’ll need to contribute in an informed manner, and when and where you’ll best assemble everyone.

Decide if you need to meet

Remote collaboration can exacerbate our tendency to plan needless meetings. Because we’re measuring our working relationships against traditional office life, where coworkers see each other every day, we feel like we should be in contact with our counterparts more frequently than we are. Our team is dispersed, so group conference calls are our only way to interact, right? ...

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