Meetings. We love to hate them – but we can’t stop holding them. The daily status meeting, the weekly project meeting, the monthly budget meeting – it’s a never-ending, but necessary cycle.
Most professionals know the “golden rules” for an effective meeting – be very discerning with the invitation list to respect others’ time, start and end on time, have a written agenda, assign action items, encourage all members to participate and contribute. Yet, despite our best intentions, meetings often become unproductive time wasters. (more…)