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The ACE of Soft Skills: Attitude, Communication and Etiquette for Success by Mahadevan Ramesh, Gopalaswamy Ramesh

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Meetings

“Meetings are places where minutes are kept, but hours are lost.”

 

–Unknown

Meetings consume a significant percentage of time for many individuals in an organization. Given the reality of globally distributed teams, not all meetings are in person; some of them are also video conferences. Whether the meeting is face-to-face or virtual (i.e., through conference calls), there are some unique challenges that meetings throw up. In this chapter, we will see some of these challenges and ways to overcome them effectively. We will start the chapter with some of the useful functions served by meetings and then take you through a step-by-step process for effective meeting management and to get the best out of any meeting. We will also look ...

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