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5 Tips for Running Effective Meetings: Improve Meeting Management

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....is the most important component for conducting more effective meetings.

It establishes the parameters, organizes the terms of reference and tells everybody in the room why th...

During a meeting, do not penalize the people who were there on time by waiting for others who are late. 

Assume that the latecomer is not coming at all and get right on with the meetin...

Encouraging open discussions
Leaders should take up the role of facilitators and avoid dominating the discussions.

During meetings, it’s very important to get input from everybody, not only from those eager to...

Delegating leadership

The way to avoid inadvertently dominating the meeting is to delegate meeting leadership.

Whenever possible, assign the meeting management responsibility to someone else, to build subor...

Once you start talking on a subject, discuss it thoroughly but press for closure on what has been decided and who’s going to do what and by when, before you go on to the next item on the agenda of ...
Summarizing the main points

Summarize at the end of each discussion point and at the end of the meeting your time and action schedules, and your implementation plan and assignments. Then have everybody in the meeting a...

Peer pressure

People who agree to do something in front of their peers are much more likely to follow through. 

If everyone heard them say that they would do something by Thursday at noon, it is muc...

...from the meeting. The more important the decisions that have been taken, the more important that you have them distributed in writing so that if they have questions they can get back to you.

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