3 Strategies for Making Meetings Really Work for You

If you have meetings, I’m sure you dread them. I don’t know a single person who just jumps for joy at the idea of a meeting. Luckily, there is a way to have meetings that are extremely productive and help to counteract the negativity surrounding them.

Meeting participants should be well-informed of what they are doing there. They should be told what to bring, what to expect, have a clear agenda, and of course when and where the meeting will take place. Other than explicitly stating all the pertinent information, the goals for the meeting should be outlined clearly, and there should be a dual purpose. A dual purpose not only sets a personal goal for the meeting, but a company-wide one. A new employee, for instance, may be requested to talk about his or her job, but the other purpose is to advocate for his or her place in the grand scheme of the company. Keep it simple and provide all expectations, and the meeting will be much more efficient.

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