8. Make Meetings Meaningful—and Support Managers

In this chapter, you learn how to

Improve meetings to realize their potential as an effective communication channel

Make web/virtual meetings more dynamic and compelling

Provide managers with information, tools, and skills to improve communication with their teams

We’ve been around for a long time, so we remember the “good old days” before electronic communication made it possible to reach anyone anywhere at any time. And, although we mostly prefer today’s communication, one aspect used to be better: meetings.

Since meetings are a key form of communication in most organizations, you’d expect them to be effective. But too often meetings are long, boring, and unproductive.

While it’s not ...

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