The Easy Step by Step Guide to Fewer, Shorter, Better Meetings [Secure eReader]
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eBook by Brian Lomas
eBook Category: Business/Self Improvement
eBook Description: This easy step by step guide will show you: how to make meetings more effective; how to get meetings off to the right start; how to get difficult messages across * how to encourage participation; how to manage conflict in meetings; how to set agendas and keep the meeting focused; whether or not to call a meeting and the alternatives to meetings....
eBook Publisher: Rowmark/Rowmark Business
Fictionwise Release Date: February 2007
We meet for a variety of reasons. Here are just some of them:--to think creatively, generate ideas to gather, share and/or evaluate experiences, information, thoughts or opinions to create cohesion and/or clarity of understanding to analyse a problem and identify its cause(s) to discuss and then make a decision or agreement to negotiate to resolve disputes to respond to an issue which is or has become too complex to deal with in any other way
to develop/implement a plan to co-ordinate or delegate activity to assess progress/performance and take any consequent
action to seek or give support/advice to interview or appraise to train, coach or instruct to discipline, punish, reward or praise (praise in front of others is good, criticism is preferable in private) to achieve ?soft? benefits (team building, motivation,
caring, inspiration, commitment, mutual support, attitudinal/behavioural understanding etc) to create change to deliver a single, consistent message to a wide audience at exactly the same time to fulfill legal requirements (e.g. an Annual General Meeting). However, even if listed above, it does not mean that a meeting is the best means of fulfilling that purpose. To know whether or not a meeting is the best way to address an issue, perhaps we should start by defining what a meeting actually is ?