4 Reasons Why You Should Decline Your Next Meeting (and Spike Productivity in the Process)

Meetings can take a person away from many important tasks during the day. Most seem pointless and littered with side conversations and lack of preparation. Ineffective meetings can waste an important resource-time. Four elements can help you not allow this outcome for your meetings. First, have an objective. This will focus the conversation on the meeting if it begins to go astray. Secondly, have an agenda. An agenda keeps the discussion organized. Thirdly, you need a leader that enforces the agenda and leads you through the each item that needs to be discussed. Lastly, you need a call to action. Act on whatever you discussed in that meeting. Assign the next steps and deadlines.

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