...to ensure maximum satisfaction for everyone:
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For a meeting to meet this outcome, or objective, you have to be clear about what it is.
....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 they are there, for how long, and what they need to accomplish.
Set the agenda for the meeting. It can be summarized on a handout, written on a whiteboard, or discussed explicitly at the outset.
While it may seem obvious to set an agenda, many meetings start with no clear idea of the purpose.