The Meeting Agenda - Deepstash

Bite‑sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

The Meeting Agenda

The Meeting Agenda

Normally managers put an emphasis on having a written meeting agenda prior to a meeting.

Research shows that having an agenda is of no relevance, and what's important is how the leader facilitates the discussion of the agenda. Instead of reading like a to-do list, a meeting agenda can have questions that can move forward a productive discussion.

12

STASHED IN:

125

MORE IDEAS FROM THE SAME ARTICLE

By having a question-based approach as opposed to topics, participants begin to think and act differently, marching towards the true intent of the being together, with intention.

    Instead of having too many questions, the meeting leader can first float a few questions and ask for the attendees' input. This ensures collaboration and makes attendees feel listened to, making them more engaged in the meeting.

    After their input, each question is then scrutinized and ones...

    The questions on top of the list receive a disproportionate amount of attention and time. The key questions, which are a high priority need to be at the top.

    One can also make the attendees who own the question speak it out in the meeting themselves, demonstrating ownership and inclusion.

    Agenda questions can be molded to be like goals for the employees, to get them on their feet, energizing them and focusing their attention.

    Group goals promote group performance, and specific goals are much better than vague goals. The meeting questions, formed as goals, need to be c...

    Once the set of questions are finalized, the meeting leader can distribute the agenda in advance, a few days in advance. There are many approaches to execute the question-based meeting, some of them are:

    • Brainstorming.
    • Voting Apps.
    • Pair...

    Discover and save more ideas by creating a

    FREE

    Deepstash account.

    Develop a

    reading habit

    , save

    time

    and create an amazing

    knowledge library

    .

    GET THE APP:

    MORE LIKE THIS

    In general, meeting minutes should capture the following six elements :

    • Date and Time
    • Attendees
    • Agenda
    • Notes
    • Key Decisions
    • Action Items

    8

    STASHED IN:

    14

    Be selective

    When you start on a project, make sure it is something you are passionate about and you want to see through.

    If you aren’t sure that this is something you really want to do, try it out on a small scale and see if it’s what you’re interested in. Otherwise, you may waste time and resources wh...

    68

    STASHED IN:

    2.88K

    Negative People

    Negative people want to bring you down. They rarely contribute, cannot accept you, and consistently work to hurt, belittle or suck away your motivation.

    Regardless of your accomplishments or recent achievements, they will try to not only make you feel bad so they can feel better but ...

    59

    STASHED IN:

    2.2K