How to Organize a Meeting? Best Practices

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Ignatius D
Manager, India
Many people are considering meetings a waste of time. Sometimes we might even have thought ourselves that the last meeting we attended was unproductive. However meetings are not a waste of time, but poorly organized and as a result unproductive meetings are! How can we as managers make sure that meetings run smoothly and are productive so that something effective actually comes out of them? Here are the main best practices to organize / conduct / run productive meetings: LIMIT THE ATTENDANCE: As far as the contribution from everyone is needed, try to keep the meetings limited to a small number of people. There is no universally valid best number, but keeping it to around a maximum of 7-8 people will make it easy to exchange ideas and also to notice the body language of each and every one. Keeping the number low allows everyone to contribute their ideas in a 1-hour meeting. If there are more people, half of them won't be able to contribute and thus their interest in the meeting wi (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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