Meetings, Meetings, and More Meetings
In This Chapter
• Pre-interviewing participants
• Circulating an agenda at the outset
• Encouraging promptness
• Conditioning your meeting environment
If you regard meetings as a massively unproductive way to pass the time and a major intrusion to your day, this chapter is for you!
Some people have such a great dislike for meetings that they feel stressed and anxious the moment they learn they have to attend one, let alone conduct one. Despite the fact that many managers dislike calling meetings, and staff often dread attending them, studies show that more people today are spending more time in meetings on a variety of topics with a variety of objectives than ever before.