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How to set clear objectives
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The Surprising Science of Meetings
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Steven G. Rogelberg
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Many managers regard inefficient, unproductive or boring meetings as an unavoidable business flaw.
Acknowledge that meetings can cause a lot of frustration, and assess your meetings to seek improvements.
Rather than getting rid of meetings, solve your problems with them by applying science.
Critically evaluate your meeting facilitation skills: Are they as good as you think they are?
Carefully craft meeting agendas. Make participants “directly responsible” owners of their agenda items.
Rather than overestimating your skills, accept that you might have room for improvement, and strategically seek out opportunities to improve. You can, for example, gain input by asking meeting participants for feedback. If you feel that approaching them in person would bias the results, consider sending around a short, anonymous survey. Collecting data and being open to that information will increase your awareness of issues, which is the first step to improvement.
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