10 Tips and Ethics for Business Meetings

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10 Tips and Ethics for Business Meetings
Sunday ELKANA (koachkonsult), Manager, Nigeria, Member
No matter how mind-numbing things get, don't be lulled into thinking that meetings aren't important. The fact is, they can make - or break - your career. Here are 10 things you should never do in a meeting:
1. Arrive Late. Nothing says "I'm disorganized" like walking into a meeting which is already in progress. Arriving a few minutes early not only demonstrates that you respect your colleagues' time, but guarantees you get a good seat as well.
2. Be Unprepared. If you've been given an agenda or materials beforehand, read them. Think of any questions you have or contributions you could make to the subjects being discussed.
3. Monopolize the Conversation. When the discussion starts, it is good manners to let more senior figures contribute first. Once they've said their piece, make your points concisely. Don't drone on, or feel compelled to speak at all if you don't have anything useful to say. As the old adage goes, "Better to be thought a fool, than s...Sign up

11. Dealing with Disagreements in the Wrong Way
Brita Singh, Professor, India, Member
It is also important to encourage participants by acknowledging their contribution. Even disagreements can be seen as different but valid view ...Sign up

Repect and Behavior during Meetings is Important
YAZID K ATIEH, Director, United States, Member
I believe that is completely right! Being late can be understood as disrespect and chewing gum too.
We have to be on the same page where everybod...Sign up

12. Organize Meetings Poorly
VENKATESWARAN, Teacher, India, Member
Meetings need to be professionally organised! Whereas social gathering and informal meetings with friends and relatives can focus on any contemporary ...Sign up

11: Treat Views by other People Disrespectful
Hannah Wilson, Student (University), Nigeria, Member
@Brita Singh : I suggest to rename the 11th one into:11: Treat Views by other People Disrespectful.
In meetin...Sign up

Should we Have a Meeting Everyday?
In my company, we have a meeting everyday in the morning.
We talk about the job we are going to perform today. I'm tired with it and don't like i...Sign up

Should we Have a Meeting Everyday?
Marl van der Toorn, Manager, Netherlands, Moderator
@Qqzjessie: May be you should read Patrick Lencioni's book "Death by Meetings" to improve the quality of your daily...Sign up

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