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Performing teams and productive meetings

What you will learn in this chapter

  • Assemble, brief and manage effective teams – inputs
  • Review team effectiveness and behaviour – processes
  • Get better team solutions and decisions – outputs
  • Manage productive meetings

Teams and meetings, meetings and teams. These two items account for well over 60 per cent of our at-work activity. So getting these things right is critical. Yet, this is an area that frequently goes wrong – indeed, even CEOs admit that only 40 per cent of their meetings achieve their objectives.1 Probably everyone has experienced meetings that seemed pointless, where everyone was on their laptops, or teams with minimal contributions and maximum conflicts. This chapter discusses how ...

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