Chapter 27. Meeting Management: Coping with Dysfunctional Behaviors

Patrick Doyle and C.R. Tindal


  • To enable the participants to identify dysfunctional behaviors in meetings.

  • To allow the participants to plan and test coping strategies for dealing with such behaviors in meetings.

Group Size

Two to six subgroups of three or four members each.

Time Required

Approximately one hour for up to four subgroups. One and one-half hours for five or six subgroups.


  • A copy of the Meeting Management Work Sheet for each participant.

  • One copy of the Meeting Management Suggested Rankings Sheet for every participant.

  • A pencil for each participant.

  • A clipboard or other writing surface for each participant.

  • Newsprint and a felt-tipped marker.

Physical Setting

A room ...

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