A GREAT MEETING
The most visible aspect of any team is the team meeting. While most of the actual work of the team takes place at other times and in other venues, the meeting is when key decisions are made and important problems are solved. Therefore, it is important that you be able to plan and carry out a great meeting.
There are five components of an effective meeting.*
1. Planning the meeting. Here is where you prepare the agenda, gather the necessary materials, invite the appropriate people, arrange for the meeting room (or telephone call-in number) and identify the key outcomes.
2. Opening the meeting. During the first few minutes of the meeting your role is to set an informal but professional climate, state the key meeting outcomes, ...