Infographic | Meeting Meetings Meetings – Are they worth your time?

If you have a corporate job, you’ll agree that meetings are a core part of your everyday work routine. And yet, I can count on my fingers the number of times I stepped out of a meeting feeling that it was a completely productive use of time. The thing about meetings is that they are a ‘necessary evil’, You need to discuss, interact with people you work with to get things done, but how effective are you when you meet your team is what truly counts

In my experience, a few things really are critical to the success of a meeting

  • 1) Creating an Agenda with clear objectives on what you want to achieve / decide by the end of it
  • 2) Sticking to the Agenda and moderating the meeting effectively
  • 3) Managing ‘meeting time’ effectively  – Starting on time, Ending on time
  • 4) Having the right audience for the meeting
  • 5) Leaving ’emotions / ego’ before entering a meeting
  • 6) Keeping it professional; and not personal views / differences come in between

When I chair a meeting at work, I try to follow the above best practices.

So when I came across this interesting infographic on all about Meetings, I could not help but share it here on my blog.

What are your experiences with work related meetings? Leave a comment to let me know

 

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One comment on “Infographic | Meeting Meetings Meetings – Are they worth your time?

  1. Nishchala, Completely in agreement with the best practices, key thing is to also include the key decision makers in the meeting and have them make the decisions and have a moderator to capture meeting notes.

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