For as long as I can remember meetings have been part of my work. Now, when I manage a team, I spend even more time in meetings. Since so much of my time is spent in the meeting room, I want it to be as useful and as efficient as possible. We all know how unproductive meetings can become and how easy it is to waste time in them.
Over time, I tried to implement a few techniques to make meetings more useful for me. Recently I have written two blog posts about those techniques on my company’s blog.
These posts cover what should be done before, during, and after the meeting. You can read them here:
- Run an efficient meeting or cancel it – Part 1 - covers everything that should be done before the meeting.
- Run an efficient meeting or cancel it – Part 2 - covers everything you can do during and after the meeting.
I encourage you to read these articles and try the techniques yourself, maybe just a few of them, not all at once. I guarantee you that if you try at least one of them, you will benefit from it.
If you have any questions or comments, add them here - I will answer all of them :)