Quick Start: Running Better Meetings

Quick Start: Running Better Meetings

Meetings have a bad reputation for wasting time, but the truth is, work today requires collaboration. By addressing a few key issues, you can take back control and walk out of your meetings feeling accomplished and prepared to tackle the work ahead. To get there, consider the following:

  1. What's the goal of this meeting? Not all meetings have to follow the same format; a status meeting doesn't have the same purpose as an all-hands meeting. Think about what you want to achieve before you call the meeting—or if an email will suffice instead.
  2. Who should attend? Meetings are like goldfish: the expand to fill the room they're in. Carefully consider who really needs to join, and if they need to stay the entire time.  
  3. How often should we hold these meetings? While some meetings can occur on an ad-hoc basis, some meetings should be regular occurrences. Get into a rhythm that works for your team.

The following guides and case studies can give you a new perspective on meetings and make them a more productive (and even welcome) part of your workday.

Guides

Case Studies

How Cisco Set Up a Reverse Mentoring Program

The A to Z Guide to Culture Decks

The A to Z Guide to Culture Decks