Before you call your next meeting, the FIRST step is to decide if it is really essential. To determine that, ask yourself the following:
∑ Is this meeting essential? ∑ Can we do without it? ∑ Can we accomplish the task without a meeting? ∑ Can it wait another week? ∑ Can we get things done with few meetings?
Then, if you have decided a meeting is the best way to accomplish your objective, the following tips can help you conduct more effective meetings:
Susan Cullen is President of Quantum Learning Solutions, Inc., based in New Jersey. She has over 15 years experience in Organizational Development and is considered an expert in the use of blended learning methodologies for lasting organizational change. For more information go to http://www.quantumlearn.com or you can reach us at (800) 683-0681.
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