05 Feb How to Lead Super-Productive Meetings
Productive meetings are run by peopl ewho do not waste time. You must be careful to think on what you would want people to do if they were running the meeting, and you must follow the steps below to get better results. You should use each of the few steps below to learn what you can do to make each meeting go over smoothly.
Your meetings must begin and end on-time. You might start your meetings early just to get them over with, and you might use the time to get all the preliminary information out. You can hand out an agenda, and you should ask people to hold their questions until the end.
There are a lot of meetings that get sidelined by questions. You must stop the questions until the end, and you must ask people if they can talk to you after the fact. You can all work together on the solutions that people want, and you get everyone else out of the building faster.
You must ask the people in the meeting if they have any pressing business. That business must begin or close the meeting, and you get that out of the way so that it does not stop up the meeting. You can get on with your meeting, and you should touch on each part of the agenda.
The meetings you hold become much more consistent and enjoyable because the people at the meeting know that you will not waste their time. You are giving people the confidence that you are leading them well, and you are showing them how easy it is to get out when the staff meeting is over.
Each step in the process makes your company a better place to work, and the meetings do not become a drag for everyone involved.